HTML detection

Bill Marriott wjm at
Wed Oct 11 18:14:24 EDT 2006

Well, HTML is always supposed to begin with <HTML> and end with </HTML>. 
But, if you're talking about Rev html-esque fragments, they don't follow the 
rule above. However, theHTMLtext of a field always begins with <p> and ends 
with </p> even if the content of the field is blank (and even if you set 
theHTMLtext of the field to "<html>stuff</html>").

I suppose that you could say something like:

If "<p>" & the text of fld 1 & "</p>" = theHTMLtext of fld 1 then
  -- it's not formatted
  -- it's formatted
end if

Is that what you're looking for?

> Does anyone have a simple piece of code to detect if
> some text contains html tags ?
> I thought of maintening a list of all possible html tags
> and chacking if the text contains any of them, but I
> have the feeling that there might be a simpler and / or
> more elegant solution...

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