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Word count excluding HTML tags

Word count excluding HTML tags

     

PSWorx

7:40 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How would i go about making a word count on a php variable but excluding all content held within (including) HTML tags?

TIA

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feralo

9:41 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would suggest beginning by 'exploding' the string with something like preg_match. That would allow you to look for something that starts with a less than symbol [ ^< ], plus [ + ] ends with a greater than symbol [ $> ].

hakre

7:56 am on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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regular expression are a really cool thing, but they aren't needed here because of PHP's great set of standard functions:


$count = str_word_count(strip_tags($yourtext));

don't forget to checkout the manual on these 2 ones:

[php.net...]
[php.net...]

--hakre

 

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