Stripping textile markup

Magnus Holm judofyr at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 16:08:17 EDT 2010


You should probably add that as a TODO, since I've seen plenty of
sites who uses the Textile source as a simple plaintext-preview (where
a proper formatter would definitely be better).

// Magnus Holm



On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 13:20, Jason Garber <jg at jasongarber.com> wrote:
> That's a simple, elegant solution!  I was going to suggest writing your own formatter that passed everything through without adding anything, but that's way too much work!
>
> On Aug 5, 2010, at 1:04 PM, Magnus Holm wrote:
>
>> You could use Nokogiri:
>>
>>    require 'redcloth'
>>    require 'nokogiri'
>>
>>    html = RedCloth.new(str).to_html
>>    plaintext = Nokogiri::HTML.fragment(html).text
>>
>> // Magnus Holm
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 18:49, James King <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I have come across certain situations where text marked up with textile
>>> syntax needs to be displayed where HTML isn't wanted. For example, in
>>> the title element of a an HTML page.
>>>
>>> In these situations, I would like a way of stripping away the textile
>>> markup from a string and displaying it completely "naked" - without HTML
>>> tags and, crucially, without the textile markup too.
>>>
>>> So:
>>>
>>>>> The _quick_ brown "fox":/fox.html jumps over the *lazy* dog's tail.
>>>
>>> becomes
>>>
>>>>> The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’s tail.
>>>
>>> (N.B. In the example above, I still want my punctuation made pretty
>>> "dog's tail" should still become "dog’s tail" )
>>>
>>> What's the best way of doing this? If there isn't an elegant way of
>>> doing it, could Redcloth have a to_plaintext method?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> - James
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