[pmwiki-users] Function to strip all markup?

Hans design5 at softflow.co.uk
Sat Sep 26 13:14:07 CDT 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 6:45:58 PM, DaveG wrote:

> Is there a built-in function to strip all pmwiki markup from a string,
> leaving just the text? I searched around but didn't see anything 
> built-in. If no built-in is there a recipe that I could look at the 
> provides this?

> Background: BlogIt shows the last 8 (or whatever) user comments in the
> sidebar -- only the last 60 or so characters are shown, to keep things
> short. However, a user could enter a comment with [++++ Some Huge Text
> ++++] or %red%colored text%% and so on. What I'd like is a very simple
> mechanism to just strip the markup.

There isn't. That's why it took me quite a while to add a text-only
output mode to the TextExtract recipe.
What I ended up with is a stack of preg_replace rules, each for
stripping a particular markup from the text.
I also used a method I found in MarkupToUnstyled recipe
to convert links into text, by manipulating the $LinkFunctions array.
I did not follow MarkupToUnstyled approach of stripping markup,
which is to first have the text converted to HTML, then to strip the
HTML tags, as I wanted more control to retain some specific markup.


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