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Strip HTML

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Submitted on: 1/5/2015 8:29:00 AM
By: Lewis E. Moten III (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: ASP (Active Server Pages), VbScript (browser/client side)
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     Strips any HTML tags from a string and returns the results. I use this for data that users submit through forms to prevent them from using HTML.
 
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' Name: Strip HTML
' Description:Strips any HTML tags from a string and returns the results. I use this for data that users submit through forms to prevent them from using HTML.
' By: Lewis E. Moten III (from psc cd)
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' Inputs:asHTML - the string that may contain HTML code
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' Returns:Returns a string that has been stripped of HTML code.
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' Assumes:This function assumes that you have vbScript 5.0 or higher installed.
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' Side Effects:Your page will come up with errors if you do not have vbScript 5.0 or higher installed on your server (or on the client browser if that is where it is being used)
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' Requires VBScript 5.0 installed on the server.
Function StripHTML(ByRef asHTML)
	Dim loRegExp	' Regular Expression Object
	
	' Create built in Regular Expression object
	Set loRegExp = New RegExp
	' Set the pattern to look for HTML tags
	loRegExp.Pattern = "<[^>]*>"
	
	' Return the original string stripped of HTML
	StripHTML = loRegExp.Replace(asHTML, "")
	
	' Release object from memory
	Set loRegExp = Nothing
End Function


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