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ParagraphFormat2(string)

Last updated June 26, 2002

author

Ben Forta

Version: 3 | Requires: CF5 | Library: StrLib

Description:
An "enhanced" version of ParagraphFormat. It will replace any CR/LF combination with a <BR> tag and any double CR/LF pair with a <P> tag. The new version also replaces tabs with 3 non-breaking spaces.

Return Values:
Returns a string.

Example:

<CFSAVECONTENT VARIABLE="Text">
This is my original paragraph. It will begin with one paragraph of text, then it will continue to an address.

Raymond Camden
XXXX My Street
My City, Virginia XXXXX
</CFSAVECONTENT>

<CFOUTPUT>
The formatted version:<P>
#ParagraphFormat2(Text)#
</CFOUTPUT>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
string The string to format. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * An &quot;enhanced&quot; version of ParagraphFormat.
 * Added replacement of tab with nonbreaking space char, idea by Mark R Andrachek.
 * Rewrite and multiOS support by Nathan Dintenfas.
 * 
 * @param string 	 The string to format. (Required)
 * @return Returns a string. 
 * @author Ben Forta (ben@forta.com) 
 * @version 3, June 26, 2002 
 */
function ParagraphFormat2(str) {
	//first make Windows style into Unix style
	str = replace(str,chr(13)&chr(10),chr(10),"ALL");
	//now make Macintosh style into Unix style
	str = replace(str,chr(13),chr(10),"ALL");
	//now fix tabs
	str = replace(str,chr(9),"&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;","ALL");
	//now return the text formatted in HTML
	return replace(str,chr(10),"<br />","ALL");
}
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