Create HTML file from rev app
William de Smet
williamdesmet at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 03:58:48 CDT 2010
That looks so much easier. I never used 'merge' before.
I will definitely use this.
2010/8/25 Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>:
> 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).
> Richard Gaskin
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