trimming ?

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Tue Aug 20 09:43:00 EDT 2002

>how can I trim spaces of a textfield, i.e. convert any " my text " 
>into "my text"?

Hi Sylvain,

The Serendipity Library includes a stripBlanks function that strips 
leading or trailing space characters.  It also includes a 
justifyString function that allows one to pad a string with leading, 
trailing, or centering pad characters.  The default pad character is 
space, but any character can be specified (eg: "0" for padding 
numbers).  Altogether the Library includes 45 Transcript commands for 
database operations, date manipulation, input editing & validation, 
text & number formatting, and list & table operations.

The Library is available on a pre-release basis.  The functionality 
is basically in place: completion of the documentation is all that is 
holding up official release.  AND, thanks to Yves Coppé, there is a 
French language translation file  of all Library messages & prompts 
available.  (Spanish & Dutch versions are also available, and someone 
is working on a German translation.)

If you would like to review the Library prerelease, which will be 
available for royalty-free distribution upon official release, 
contact me privately.

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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