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Hey! I am going to being building a forum system very soon. One thing though that I am wondering is how you would parse (and also add into posts) the ubbc code that the user posts......any suggestions? links? Your help would be appreciated.
-Computerpros

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Bit of java script to put the code in the text box (so its user friendly!)

store that directly in your database then when outputting content to the screen do a regular expression replacement of the tags for your html tags.

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[!--quoteo(post=359490:date=Mar 28 2006, 05:44 PM:name=ToonMariner)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(ToonMariner @ Mar 28 2006, 05:44 PM) [snapback]359490[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
Bit of java script to put the code in the text box (so its user friendly!)

store that directly in your database then when outputting content to the screen do a regular expression replacement of the tags for your html tags.
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Could you explain that regular expression replacement stuff to me some more or point to a tut please?
-Computerpros

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quickie...

OK you have doen teh javascript to place stuff like [b]BOLD[/b],[h1]Header[/h1] into the text area adn teh the whole string has been saved in the database.

You want to replace [b]SOME TEXT[/b] with bold tags adn same for h1

now you could do a string replace on just the '[' and the ']'
[code]<?php
$string = "[b]some bold text[/b] at the start of teh post.";

$lookfor = array('[', ']');
$replacewith = array('<', '>');
$string = str_replace($lookfor, $replacewith, $string);
?>
[/code]
or you could do similar with regular expressions...
[code]<?php
$lookfor = array('/[b](?!\[)[/b]/','/[h1](?!\[)[/h1]/');
$replacewith = array('<b>\\1</b>', '<h1>\\1</h1>');
$strinng = preg_replace($lookfor, $replacewith, $string);
?>
[/code]

It takes too long to explain regular expressions so juts go and find a good tutorial on them.....

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[!--quoteo(post=359494:date=Mar 28 2006, 05:55 PM:name=ToonMariner)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(ToonMariner @ Mar 28 2006, 05:55 PM) [snapback]359494[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
quickie...

OK you have doen teh javascript to place stuff like [b]BOLD[/b],[h1]Header[/h1] into the text area adn teh the whole string has been saved in the database.

You want to replace [b]SOME TEXT[/b] with bold tags adn same for h1

now you could do a string replace on just the '[' and the ']'
[code]<?php
$string = "[b]some bold text[/b] at the start of teh post.";

$lookfor = array('[', ']');
$replacewith = array('<', '>');
$string = str_replace($lookfor, $replacewith, $string);
?>
[/code]
or you could do similar with regular expressions...
[code]<?php
$lookfor = array('/[b](?!\[)[/b]/','/[h1](?!\[)[/h1]/');
$replacewith = array('<b>\\1</b>', '<h1>\\1</h1>');
$strinng = preg_replace($lookfor, $replacewith, $string);
?>
[/code]

It takes too long to explain regular expressions so juts go and find a good tutorial on them.....
[/quote]
Ok. That will do. Thank you!
-Computerpros

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