HTMLText question

Robert Brenstein rjb at
Thu Dec 17 11:33:11 EST 2009

On 17.12.2009 at 12:04 Uhr +0800 Kay C Lan apparently wrote:
>Secondly, using the keyword 'word' when dealing with htmlText doesn't seem
>to be a safe option to me at all, in fact it would be the last option I'd
>think of using. If a field contained multiple lines of words, formatted in
>all sorts of weird and wonderful ways, and the htmlText of one of those
>lines might look like this:

Yes, using words is not a general approach. I was referring here to 
the case presented by the original poster which apparently operated 
on words with his content. I dare say that there is no really general 
approach that works always. Content massaging needs to be tailored 
for any given situation.

For example, for content that is already html or xml, it is often 
(but not always) handy to set the item delimiter to < and work with 


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