Translate metadata to field content

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Feb 17 17:49:27 EST 2020

Thanks, I'll save that for someday. In this case though, the text is wrapped and there are 
anchors scattered around inside paragraphs. Unless someone else has an idea it looks like I'm 
going to have to extract lookup tables. That's going to be quite a job.

On 2/17/20 3:59 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
> J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> I'm still working on htmltext in a field. There are anchors that indicate positions elsewhere 
>> in the file. A browser will automatically find and scroll to the right place in the text. I 
>> need to reproduce that.
>> Is there a way to translate an anchor like "#12345" to the location in the visible field text 
>> it links to?
>> I've thought of a couple of alternate ways to do it involving lookup files, but it would be 
>> better to do a direct translation to avoid the extra overhead.
> The closest I have doesn't account for softwraps, but FWIW:
> function fwAnchorTagLine pFldObj, pTag
>     local tA
>     local tLastLine
>     local tNumRuns
>     put the styledText of pFldObj into tA
>     put item 2 of extents(tA) into tLastLine
>     repeat with i = 1 to tLastLine
>        put item 2 of extents(tA[i]["runs"]) into tNumRuns
>        repeat with j = 1 to tNumRuns
>           if pTag is in tA[i]["runs"][j]["style"]["linkText"] \
>                 AND "link" is not in \
>                    tA[i]["runs"][j]["style"]["textStyle"] then
>              return i
>           end if
>        end repeat
>     end repeat
> end fwAnchorTagLine

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