HOw to get htmltext from the field to display in another field

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Sep 20 17:07:10 EDT 2020


On 9/20/20 3:20 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
> On 9/20/20 1:10 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> 
>> As an aside, I first thought that this would work:
>>
>>    if the htmltext of field "mainText" <> the text of field "mainText" then -- plain text is 
>> in the field
>>
>> which does return "false" correctly. But when I set the text of the field to the htmltext of 
>> the field and run the same test, it also returns "false". I'm not sure why.
> 
> I don't see why that would ever return true.
> If you set the text of the field to the htmltext of the field, then isn't the htmltext of that 
> the htmltext of the htmltext?

Ah. Of course. The scales have been lifted from my eyes.

The htmltext of a field put into the same field:
<p>this is a <b>test</b></p>

The htmltext of that:
<p><p>this is a <b>test</b></p></p>

Silly me.

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