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I have a textBox that people writes stories in it. They can use [bbcode]
[/bbcode] for format.

I have Aspell installed on the server, so people can make correction to
their text. Sometimes, they forget to add a space after a period. So Aspell
reads the last word of a sentence and the first word of the next sentence as
a single world, which gives an error, word not found.

Before sending the text to Aspell, i add a space after all the periods with:

string = string.replace(/./g, ". ");

I did this for the coma, and it's working, no problem.

But i dont want to add a space after periods in certain [bbcode] [/bbcode].
Because the links will not work.

[link]http://www.tromal.net/index3.php[/link]



I dont know how to do it, but after i added a space to all periods, i could
search for "http" and remove all the space after the periods till the next
"[".

Or the space could only be added when the period is not between
[link][/link] and [img][/img]

Could someone help me on this one, thanks,

André Couturier
www.tromal.net
Jul 23 '05 #1
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Joseph wrote:
I have a textBox that people writes stories in it. They can use [bbcode] [/bbcode] for format.

I have Aspell installed on the server, so people can make correction to their text. Sometimes, they forget to add a space after a period. So Aspell reads the last word of a sentence and the first word of the next sentence as a single world, which gives an error, word not found.

Before sending the text to Aspell, i add a space after all the periods with:
string = string.replace(/./g, ". ");

I did this for the coma, and it's working, no problem.

But i dont want to add a space after periods in certain [bbcode] [/bbcode]. Because the links will not work.

[link]http://www.tromal.net/index3.php[/link]



I dont know how to do it, but after i added a space to all periods, i could search for "http" and remove all the space after the periods till the next "[".

Or the space could only be added when the period is not between
[link][/link] and [img][/img]

Could someone help me on this one, thanks,

André Couturier
www.tromal.net

Not really enough time to test this, but...

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>untitled </title>
</head>
<body>
<pre>
<script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[

String.prototyp e.couturierFix = function()
{
var fixer = /([.,])/g;
var refixer = /\. (?=[^\[]*\[\/(link|img)\])/gi;
return this.replace(fi xer, '$1 ').replace(refi xer, '.');
}

var s = [

'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,consectetu r adipisicing elit,' ,
'sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.' ,
'Ut enim ad minim veniam,quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris ' ,
'nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.Duis aute irure dolor in ' ,
'reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat ' ,
'nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident,' ,
'sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.' ,
'[link]http://www.tromal.net/index3.php[/link]' ,
'

'

];

s = s.join('\n');
document.write( s.couturierFix( ));

//]]>
</script>
</pre>
</body>
</html>

[could write it as stand-alone routine too]

Jul 23 '05 #2
Typo: change to

var fixer = /([.,])[\S]/g;

Thanks.

Jul 23 '05 #3
Joseph wrote:
I have a textBox that people writes stories in it. They can use [bbcode] [/bbcode] for format.

I have Aspell installed on the server, so people can make correction to their text. Sometimes, they forget to add a space after a period. So Aspell reads the last word of a sentence and the first word of the next sentence as a single world, which gives an error, word not found.

Before sending the text to Aspell, i add a space after all the periods with:
string = string.replace(/./g, ". ");

I did this for the coma, and it's working, no problem.

But i dont want to add a space after periods in certain [bbcode] [/bbcode]. Because the links will not work.

[link]http://www.tromal.net/index3.php[/link]



I dont know how to do it, but after i added a space to all periods, i could search for "http" and remove all the space after the periods till the next "[".

Or the space could only be added when the period is not between
[link][/link] and [img][/img]

Could someone help me on this one, thanks,

André Couturier
www.tromal.net


This just in....

String.prototyp e.couturierFix = function()
{
var fixer = /([.,])([\S])/g;
var refixer = /\. (?=[^\[]*\[\/(link|img)\])/gi;
return this.replace(fi xer, '$1 $2').replace(re fixer, '.');
}

Use like any other string method:
textBoxRef.valu e = textBoxRef.valu e.couturierFix( );

Jul 23 '05 #4
Joseph wrote:
I have a textBox that people writes stories in it. They can use [bbcode] [/bbcode] for format.

I have Aspell installed on the server, so people can make correction to their text. Sometimes, they forget to add a space after a period. So Aspell reads the last word of a sentence and the first word of the next sentence as a single world, which gives an error, word not found.

Before sending the text to Aspell, i add a space after all the periods with:
string = string.replace(/./g, ". ");

I did this for the coma, and it's working, no problem.

But i dont want to add a space after periods in certain [bbcode] [/bbcode]. Because the links will not work.

[link]http://www.tromal.net/index3.php[/link]



I dont know how to do it, but after i added a space to all periods, i could search for "http" and remove all the space after the periods till the next "[".

Or the space could only be added when the period is not between
[link][/link] and [img][/img]

Could someone help me on this one, thanks,

André Couturier
www.tromal.net


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>untitled </title>
</head>
<body style="width:57 8px;margin:100p x auto;font:9pt
verdana;text-align:justify;b ackground:#eef; ">
<script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[

String.prototyp e.couturierFix = function()
{
return this.replace(/([.,])([\S])/g, '$1 $2').
replace(/\. (?=[^[]*\[\/(link|img)\])/gi, '.');
}

var s = [

'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,consectetu r adipisicing elit,' ,
'sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.' ,
'Ut enim ad minim veniam,quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris ' ,
'nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.Duis aute irure dolor in ' ,
'reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat ' ,
'nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident,' ,
'sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.' ,
'<br /><br />[link]http://www.tromal.net/index3.php[/link]' ,
'<br /><br />

<br />'

];

document.write(

'|before|' ,
'<br /><br />' ,
(s = s.join('')) ,
'<hr /><br />' ,
'|after|<br /><br />' ,
s.couturierFix( )

);

//]]>
</script>
</body>
</html>

Think that helps. Use like any other string method:
textBoxRef.valu e = textBoxRef.valu e.couturierFix( );

Jul 23 '05 #5
Joseph wrote:
I have a textBox that people writes stories in it. They can use [bbcode] [/bbcode] for format.

I have Aspell installed on the server, so people can make correction to their text. Sometimes, they forget to add a space after a period. So Aspell reads the last word of a sentence and the first word of the next sentence as a single world, which gives an error, word not found.

Before sending the text to Aspell, i add a space after all the periods with:
string = string.replace(/./g, ". ");

I did this for the coma, and it's working, no problem.

But i dont want to add a space after periods in certain [bbcode] [/bbcode]. Because the links will not work.

[link]http://www.tromal.net/index3.php[/link]



I dont know how to do it, but after i added a space to all periods, i could search for "http" and remove all the space after the periods till the next "[".

Or the space could only be added when the period is not between
[link][/link] and [img][/img]

Could someone help me on this one, thanks,

André Couturier
www.tromal.net


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>untitled </title>
</head>
<body style="width:57 8px;margin:100p x auto;font:9pt
verdana;text-align:justify;b ackground:#eef; ">
<script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[

String.prototyp e.couturierFix = function()
{
return this.replace(/([.,])([\S])/g, '$1 $2').
replace(/\. (?=[^[]*\[\/(link|img)\])/gi, '.');
}

var s = [

'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,consectetu r adipisicing elit,' ,
'sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.' ,
'Ut enim ad minim veniam,quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris ' ,
'nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.Duis aute irure dolor in ' ,
'reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat ' ,
'nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident,' ,
'sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.' ,
'<br /><br />[link]http://www.tromal.net/index3.php[/link]' ,
'<br /><br />

<br />'

];

document.write(

'|before|' ,
'<br /><br />' ,
(s = s.join('')) ,
'<hr /><br />' ,
'|after|<br /><br />' ,
s.couturierFix( )

);

//]]>
</script>
</body>
</html>

Think that helps. Use like any other string method:
textBoxRef.valu e = textBoxRef.valu e.couturierFix( );

Jul 23 '05 #6
JRS: In article <AN************ *********@weber .videotron.net> , dated
Sat, 18 Dec 2004 17:05:00, seen in news:comp.lang. javascript, Joseph
<mi**@moimiom.o rg> posted :
I have a textBox that people writes stories in it. They can use [bbcode]
[/bbcode] for format.

I have Aspell installed on the server, so people can make correction to
their text. Sometimes, they forget to add a space after a period. So Aspell
reads the last word of a sentence and the first word of the next sentence as
a single world, which gives an error, word not found.

Before sending the text to Aspell, i add a space after all the periods with:

string = string.replace(/./g, ". ");

I did this for the coma, and it's working, no problem.

But i dont want to add a space after periods in certain [bbcode] [/bbcode].

There are many other cases where a space should not be added.

There are 3,5 miles to go;
there is .5 mile to go;
this is news:comp.lang. javascript;
in Ascii, one must write "..." for an ellipsis;
etc., etc.

Space correcting is not programmable, except possibly by experts in
computing and language. Make the writers get it right, or use a human
editor.

--
© John Stockton, Surrey, UK. ?@merlyn.demon. co.uk Turnpike v4.00 IE 4 ©
<URL:http://www.jibbering.c om/faq/> JL/RC: FAQ of news:comp.lang. javascript
<URL:http://www.merlyn.demo n.co.uk/js-index.htm> jscr maths, dates, sources.
<URL:http://www.merlyn.demo n.co.uk/> TP/BP/Delphi/jscr/&c, FAQ items, links.
Jul 23 '05 #7
Dr John Stockton wrote:

(snip)
Space correcting is not programmable, except possibly by experts in
computing and language. Make the writers get it right, or use a human editor.


Doubtless so, but imperious nonetheless. Let them eat spaces.
Work-in-progress, maybe useful to the OP:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>shoot me</title>
<style type="text/css">

body {
font: normal 100% arial, sans-serif;
background: #900;
}
#p1, #p2, #p3, #p4, #p5, #p6 {
width: 340px;
font: normal 70% arial, sans-serif;
padding: 8px;
margin: 0 auto;
border: 1px #fff dashed;
background: #faf0e0;
}
button {
display: block;
width: 100px;
margin: 8px auto;
}

</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[

String.prototyp e.couturierFix = function()
{
return this.replace(/(\D[.!?])(?=[^ .a-z\d])/g, '$1 ').
replace(/,(?=[\S])/g, ', ').
replace(/\. (?=[^[]*\[\/(link|img)\])/gi, '.');
}

function fixit()
{
var p, i = 1, fixed;
while (p = document.getEle mentById('p' + i++))
{
fixed = p.firstChild.no deValue.couturi erFix();
p.replaceChild( document.create TextNode(fixed) , p.firstChild);
}
return false;
}

//]]>
</script>
</head>
<body>
<p id="p1">&nbsp;
When a girl leaves her home at eighteen,she does one of two
things.Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, or she
rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worse.
Of an intermediate balance, under the circumstances, there is no
possibility.The city has its cunning wiles,no less than the infinitely
smaller and more human tempter. There are large forces which allure
with all the soulfulness of expression possible in the most cultured
human. The gleam of a thousand lights is often as effective as the
persuasive light in a wooing and fascinating eye. Half the undoing of
the unsophisticated and natural mind is accomplished by forces wholly
superhuman. A blare of sound, a roar of life, a vast array of human
hives,appeal to the astonished senses in equivocal terms. Without a
counsellor at hand to whisper cautious interpretations ,what falsehoods
may not these things breathe into the unguarded ear!Unrecognise d for
what they are, their beauty, like music, too often relaxes,then
weakens,then perverts the simpler human perceptions.
</p>
<p id="p2">
Link test:


</p>
<p id="p3">
Image test:


</p>
<p id="p4">
Question mark test: fixes question marks?Hopefully ...
</p>
<p id="p5">
Exclamation point test: Exclamation points!Yes/no?Maybe?
</p>
<p id="p6">
Decimal / ellipsis test: there is .5 mile to go...correct?
</p>
<button onclick="return fixit()">fix it</button>
<button onclick="locati on.reload()">re store</button>
</body>
</html>

Jul 23 '05 #8

"RobB" <fe******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ z14g2000cwz.goo glegroups.com.. .
Dr John Stockton wrote:

(snip)
Space correcting is not programmable, except possibly by experts in
computing and language. Make the writers get it right, or use a

human
editor.


Doubtless so, but imperious nonetheless. Let them eat spaces.
Work-in-progress, maybe useful to the OP:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>shoot me</title>
<style type="text/css">

body {
font: normal 100% arial, sans-serif;
background: #900;
}
#p1, #p2, #p3, #p4, #p5, #p6 {
width: 340px;
font: normal 70% arial, sans-serif;
padding: 8px;
margin: 0 auto;
border: 1px #fff dashed;
background: #faf0e0;
}
button {
display: block;
width: 100px;
margin: 8px auto;
}

</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[

String.prototyp e.couturierFix = function()
{
return this.replace(/(\D[.!?])(?=[^ .a-z\d])/g, '$1 ').
replace(/,(?=[\S])/g, ', ').
replace(/\. (?=[^[]*\[\/(link|img)\])/gi, '.');
}

function fixit()
{
var p, i = 1, fixed;
while (p = document.getEle mentById('p' + i++))
{
fixed = p.firstChild.no deValue.couturi erFix();
p.replaceChild( document.create TextNode(fixed) , p.firstChild);
}
return false;
}

//]]>
</script>
</head>
<body>
<p id="p1">&nbsp;
When a girl leaves her home at eighteen,she does one of two
things.Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, or she
rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worse.
Of an intermediate balance, under the circumstances, there is no
possibility.The city has its cunning wiles,no less than the infinitely
smaller and more human tempter. There are large forces which allure
with all the soulfulness of expression possible in the most cultured
human. The gleam of a thousand lights is often as effective as the
persuasive light in a wooing and fascinating eye. Half the undoing of
the unsophisticated and natural mind is accomplished by forces wholly
superhuman. A blare of sound, a roar of life, a vast array of human
hives,appeal to the astonished senses in equivocal terms. Without a
counsellor at hand to whisper cautious interpretations ,what falsehoods
may not these things breathe into the unguarded ear!Unrecognise d for
what they are, their beauty, like music, too often relaxes,then
weakens,then perverts the simpler human perceptions.
</p>
<p id="p2">
Link test:


</p>
<p id="p3">
Image test:


</p>
<p id="p4">
Question mark test: fixes question marks?Hopefully ...
</p>
<p id="p5">
Exclamation point test: Exclamation points!Yes/no?Maybe?
</p>
<p id="p6">
Decimal / ellipsis test: there is .5 mile to go...correct?
</p>
<button onclick="return fixit()">fix it</button>
<button onclick="locati on.reload()">re store</button>
</body>
</html>


=============== =====
Your hot! Thank-you very much for the script. I dont understand it, but it
works great ! :o)

Here is the script that i use for formating and preventing abuse when people
writes stories:
string = document.formna me.story.value;

// check for banned words
var bannedWordArray = new Array(" pa ", " ki ", " ds "," ke "," g "," tro
"," fo "," kan "," tou "," lè "," tjrs "," koi "," kelke "," pe "," ya ","
dla "," po "," ns "," ù "," jvous "," keske ", " pr ", " moa ", " pk ", " mé
", " mem ", " ossi ");
var bannedWordCount = 26;
for (i = 0; i <= bannedWordCount ; i++) {
var bannedWordDetec ted = string.indexOf( bannedWordArray[i]);
if (bannedWordDete cted != -1) { var messageError = 'banned words
detected';}
}

// remove repeating characters
string = stripToLong(str ing);

// format text for periods and commas
string = string.couturie rFix();

// remove double space
string = string.replace(/ /g, " ");

// remove space before commas
string = string.replace(/ ,/g, ",");
// end
// -------------- functions

// format text for period, comma
String.prototyp e.couturierFix = function() {
return this.replace(/(\D[.!?])(?=[^ .a-z\d])/g, '$1 ').
replace(/,(?=[\S])/g, ', ').
replace(/ \.(?=[\S])/g, '.').
replace(/\. (?=[^[]*\[\/(lien|image)\])/gi, '.');
}
// limit repeating characters
function stripToLong(str ing) {
var accumulator = new Array();
var current = "";
var count = 0;
for (i = 0;i < string.length; i++) {
var c = string.charAt(i );
if (c == current) {
count++;
} else {
count = 1;
current = c;
}
if (count <= 4) {
accumulator[i] = c;
}
}
return accumulator.joi n("");
}

-----------------

Thanks again,
André Couturier
www.tromal.net

Jul 23 '05 #9

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