Create HTML file from rev app
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Aug 25 04:44:51 EDT 2010
William de Smet wrote:
> It's been a while since my last question but working hard on some apps.
> For my daily job I needed a quick app to create a HTML file. In the
> app I have some fields and in one of them I put a URL (just
> In some hidden fields I put the needed HTML and the all come together
> when I save the file.
> All works fine but when I look at the sourcecode in IE8 or Safari the
> HTML isn't completely correct.
> In a link it misses the quotes (") at the beginning or the end of the URL.
> What I do is this:
> put "<a href="& "http://" & fld "link" & " & target="& _blank &" >"
> & fld "link" &"</a>" & "<"&"br/"&">" & "<"&"br/"&">" after tData
You've discovered why I hate concatenating HTML in xTalks. ;)
I've found it far less tedious to just write the HMTL as I want it in
the final output and use the merge function to assemble the dynamic parts.
For example, you could have this in a field named "template":
<a href="http://[[fld "link"]]" target="_blank ">[[fld
...and then just use this to get the assembled output:
put merge(fld "template") into tData
Check out the merge function in the RevTalk dictionary. It's a
life-saver for tasks like this (and a good many others).
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