Description

Replaces special characters in a string with their HTML-escaped equivalents and inserts <pre> and </pre> tags at the beginning and end of the string.

Returns

HTML-escaped string string, enclosed in <pre> and </pre> tags. Return characters are removed; line feed characters are preserved. Characters with special meanings in HTML are converted to HTML character entities such as >.

Category

Display and formatting functions

Function syntax

HTMLCodeFormat(string [, version ])

See also

HTMLEditFormat

Parameters

Parameter

Description

string

A string or a variable that contains one.

version

HTML version to use; currently ignored.

  • -1: The latest implementation of HTML
  • 2.0: HTML 2.0 (default)
  • 3.2: HTML 3.2

Usage

This function converts the following characters to HTML character entities:

Text character

Encoding

<

<

>

>

&

&

"

"

This function typically increases the length of a string. This can cause unpredictable results when performing certain string functions (Left, Right, and Mid, for example) against the expanded string.The only difference between this function and HTMLEditFormat is that HTMLEditFormat does not surround the text in an HTML pre tag.

Example

<!--- This example shows the effects of HTMLCodeFormat and 
HTMLEditFormat. View it in your browser; then View it 
using your browser's the View Source command. ---> 
<cfset testString="This is a test 
& this is another 
<This text is in angle brackets> 

Previous line was blank!!!"> 

<cfoutput> 
<h3>The text without processing</h3> 
#testString#<br> 
<h3>Using HTMLCodeFormat</h3> 
#HTMLCodeFormat(testString)# 
<h3>Using HTMLEditFormat</h3> 
#HTMLEditFormat(testString)# 
</cfoutput>

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