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balbant
Level 7

How to displaying text without HTML tags?

We get the content in HTML format. We are want to displaying text without HTML tags in roku scene graph. We don't know how to strip all HTML tags?
Please help us for resolve this issue.
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destruk
Level 10

Re: How to displaying text without HTML tags?

If you can run your html string through PHP it's real easy --
https://www.w3schools.com/php/func_stri ... p_tags.asp
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Tyler_Smith
Level 7

Re: How to displaying text without HTML tags?

From: https://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?t=40811

function StringRemoveHTMLTags(baseStr as String) as String
    r = createObject("roRegex", "<[^<]+?>", "i")
    return r.replaceAll(baseStr, "")
end function
Tyler Smith
Senior Developer, REDspace
redspace.com
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destruk
Level 10

Re: How to displaying text without HTML tags?

One issue with doing that is that it will match anything between less than and greater than signs - not necessarily a valid html tag.
<gasp>
But for the cheap man's solution it works.
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Tyler_Smith
Level 7

Re: How to displaying text without HTML tags?

"destruk" wrote:
One issue with doing that is that it will match anything between less than and greater than signs - not necessarily a valid html tag.
<gasp>
But for the cheap man's solution it works.

If the source is valid HTML, the greater than and less than signs would be &lt; or &#60; HTML entities, not < or >.
Your solution is either recommending the developer proxy the html through PHP to strip the HTML or modify the original output, which I doubt they would prefer.
Tyler Smith
Senior Developer, REDspace
redspace.com
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