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  • Mr. Phillip Sand Hansel II
    Sheri: I knew that what I had mostly worked, but I also see that your approach is much cleaner and more direct. Thank you for leaving me a character building
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 2, 2009
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      Sheri:

      I knew that what I had mostly worked, but I also see that your approach is
      much cleaner and more direct.

      Thank you for leaving me a "character building challenge"; it helped me to
      more fully understand what the code was doing. :-)

      The Image replacement step did not work as expected; that caused me to read
      some help, but when I quickly got lost on the PCRE patterns section, I
      simply sat and stared at the code until I figured out some () were missing.
      I also added an extra set of double quotes (\x22 to close the imagename.jpg
      variable) and a middle variable, $2, which is the WIDTH & HEIGHT stuff I
      throw away.

      I changed...
      ^!Replace "(?is)<IMG SRC=\x22.*?ALT=\x22(.+?)\x22>" >>
      "[[Image:$1|thumb|$2]]" RAWS

      To...
      ^!Replace "(?is)<IMG SRC=\x22(.+?)\x22(.+?)ALT=\x22(.+?)\x22>" >>
      "[[Image:$1|thumb|$3]]" RAWS

      And then it did work as expected. Thank your for the improved method, and
      for making me grow.

      I will test some more real life conversions of HTML fles, and then perhaps
      create a wikiHow page on the topic. It is a useful tool if you've got HTML
      and want to share what is says with wikiFolk.


      Mr. Phillip Sand Hansel II


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Sheri
      To: ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 4:49 PM
      Subject: Re: [Clip] HTML to wikiHow conversion clip



      Hi Phillip,

      I gave it a quick stab, no guarantees. I'm sure documents will still need
      some cleanup after using it. There's at least one long line that will need
      to be joined after copying this clip from email or archives (the IMG line).

      Regards,
      Sheri

      ^!Replace "(?is)<H\d>(.+?)</H\d>" >> "== $1 ==" RAWS
      ^!Jump Doc_Start
      :olloop
      ^!Find "(?si)<ol>.+?</ol>" RS
      ^!Iferror olloopend
      ^!Replace "<li>" >> "#" RAHS
      ^!Jump Select_End
      ^!Goto olloop
      :olloopend
      ^!Jump Doc_start
      :ulloop
      ^!Find "(?si)<ul>.+?</ul>" RS
      ^!Iferror links
      ^!Replace "<li>" >> "*" RAHS
      ^!Jump Select_End
      ^!Goto ulloop
      :links
      ^!Replace "(?is)<A HREF=\x22(.+?)\x22>(.*?)</A>" >> "[[$1|$2]]" RAWS
      :images
      ^!Replace "(?is)<IMG SRC=\x22.*?ALT=\x22(.+?)\x22>" >>
      "[[Image:$1|thumb|$2]]" RAWS
      ^!Replace "(?is)<p>\R?" >> "*" RAWS
      :tags
      ^!Replace "(?i)<[^>]+>" >> "" RAWS
      ;end of clip
    • flo.gehrke
      ... Hi Sheri, I would like to point out just some small details regarding the last 8 lines (I ve added some line numbers for description)... 1. :links 2.
      Message 2 of 8 , Dec 3, 2009
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        --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, "Sheri" <silvermoonwoman@...> wrote:
        >
        > I gave it a quick stab, no guarantees. I'm sure documents will still need some cleanup after using it. There's at least one long line that will need to be joined after copying this clip from email or archives (the IMG line).
        >
        > Regards,
        > Sheri
        >
        > ^!Replace "(?is)<H\d>(.+?)</H\d>" >> "== $1 ==" RAWS
        > ^!Jump Doc_Start...

        Hi Sheri,

        I would like to point out just some small details regarding the last 8 lines (I've added some line numbers for description)...

        1. :links
        2. ^!Replace "(?is)<A HREF=\x22(.+?)\x22>(.*?)</A>" >> "[[$1|$2]]" RAWS
        3. :images
        4. ^!Replace "(?is)<IMG SRC=\x22.*?ALT=\x22(.+?)\x22>" >> "[[Image:$1|thumb|$2]]" RAWS
        5. ^!Replace "(?is)<p>\R?" >> "*" RAWS
        6. :tags
        7. ^!Replace "(?i)<[^>]+>" >> "" RAWS
        8. ;end of clip


        Line #2: I think, Phillip wants to see some more space in the replacement.

        Line #4: For me, it doesn't capture a second substring, so '$2' remains empty and is literally output with the replacement.

        Line #5: Produces some asterisks which I can't see in Phillip's result (omitted in my proposal).

        What would you think of replacing the last lines with...

        :links
        ^!Replace "(?is)<A HREF=\x22(.+?)\x22>(.*?)</A>" >> "[[$1\x20|\x20$2]]" RAWS
        :images
        ; Next line extended
        ^!Replace "(?isx) <IMG\x20SRC=\x22 ([^\x22]+) \x22.+ALT=\x22 (.+) \x22>" >> "[[Image:$1\x20|thumb|\x20$2]]" AWRS
        :tags
        ^!Replace "(<[^>]+>\R)+" >> "\r\n" AWRS
        ; Join the image-line
        ^!Find "^\[\[Image:\C+\]" WRS
        ^!Menu Modify/Lines/Join Lines
        ^!Jump 1
        ; end of clip


        Probably, some more improvements are needed. For example, joining more lines?

        Regards,
        Flo
      • Sheri
        ... LOL, No wonder Phillip says I gave him cause to stare at the documentation Sorry Phillip! ;) I saw that he d been waiting awhile for help, felt badly and
        Message 3 of 8 , Dec 3, 2009
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          --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, "flo.gehrke" <flo.gehrke@...> wrote:
          >
          > I would like to point out just some small details regarding the
          > last 8 lines (I've added some line numbers for description)...
          >

          LOL, No wonder Phillip says I gave him cause to stare at the documentation Sorry Phillip! ;)

          I saw that he'd been waiting awhile for help, felt badly and did what I could on the fly. I don't have time, but I'm glad if you and rest of the group can help him further refine and improve it.

          Regards,
          Sheri
        • Mr. Phillip Sand Hansel II
          The first off the cuff effort was great and caused me to grow. It also caused me to upgrade to the latest Light version (I was proud that I had actually paid
          Message 4 of 8 , Dec 3, 2009
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            The first "off the cuff" effort was great and caused me to grow. It also caused me to upgrade to the latest Light version (I was proud that I had actually paid for 4.5 several years back... pride is funny.)

            You've both been more than helpful, I feel that the response was very prompt. I've incorporated Flo's suggestions and they work great.

            Thank you (and the rest of the group) for being there, you've turned a repetitive editing process into a one-click-fix. I think I understand enough to extend what I've got to other cases, should they arise.

            Mr. Phillip Sand Hansel II


            ----- Original Message -----
            From: Sheri
            To: ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 2:10 PM
            Subject: Re: [Clip] HTML to wikiHow conversion clip



            --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, "flo.gehrke" <flo.gehrke@...> wrote:
            >
            > I would like to point out just some small details regarding the
            > last 8 lines (I've added some line numbers for description)...
            >

            LOL, No wonder Phillip says I gave him cause to stare at the documentation Sorry Phillip! ;)

            I saw that he'd been waiting awhile for help, felt badly and did what I could on the fly. I don't have time, but I'm glad if you and rest of the group can help him further refine and improve it.

            Regards,
            Sheri





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