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TextToHTMLEntities( theString )

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Tom Catchesides, Tom Catchesides

converts a string into HTML entities

Sample Input:
TextToHTMLEntities( "HTML does not like characters such as é & ô" )
Sample Output:
"HTML does not like characters such as é & ô"

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HTML files can only contain a limited set of characters. This custom functions encodes special characters that fall outside this set into HTML entities which - when rendered in a browser - will display the special character.

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I would not replace every space with &nsp; as that just gets messy. It's double spaces you have to worry about. So turn [ " " ; " " ] ; into [ "  " ; "  " ]; which makes the second space a no-breaking space. There are also several issues with characters that may need to be escaped. You may not always want ¶, ", and & converted to an html entity. Just my 2¢.

Sean, Birmingham
January 21, 2010 12:57pm

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