Styled Text, htmlText and Variables

Edwin Gore edgore at
Wed Apr 30 19:13:03 EDT 2003

That's what I figured. I have one thing where I build a list of artists with cd titles beneath them and I wanted to bold just the artists. Turned out that I needed to put a special character in front of the artists as I pulled them into a variable, then thunk them all into a field and go through and bold the marked lines and remove the special character. I was hoping that I could to it outside of the field, since I thought it might be a little faster.

Ah stil only take 150 milliseconds  for 80 entries this way.

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>From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bj=F6rnke_von_Gierke?=
><bvg at>
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>Sent: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 22:20:33
>I think the fact that you cannot set or get the
>htmlText of a variable 
>is the reason which makes them faster than fields.
>You can however put the thmlText of a field into a
>variable and then do 
>things to that to afterwards put it back into the
>htmlText of a field. 
>You just can't set the style or such, instead use
>the replace and 
>replaceText commands.
>On Mittwoch, Apr 30, 2003, at 21:53 Europe/Zurich,
>Edwin Gore wrote:
>> Am I correct in thinking that you can't change
>the style of or get the 
>> htmlText of a variable?
>> It doesn't work when I try it, meaning that I
>have to thunk the 
>> variable's content into a field to do these
>thigns with/to it.
>> I ask only be cause I am trying to optimize some
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