Stripping html tags (was Re: Problem with revExecuteSQL - More)
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun Nov 4 11:42:30 EST 2007
> One word of warning on using a field to strip HTML text - it's VERY
When a field is on the current card, the engine makes the reasonable
assumption that it may be used for editing, and does extra stuff to the
object record to make sure it renders well. That extra stuff slows down
access, a lot, and much more so when the screen is unlocked.
For stripping htmlText, since this operation doesn't need a visible
field you can use one on any unopened card or stack, which speeds things
up at least several times.
In my tests here, using the templateField measures about the same as
using an off-screen field.
And depending on how you run your test, you may see an order of
magnitude or more performance increase using either the templateField or
an offscreen field rather than a lengthy handler to do the stripping.
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