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Title : ASCII To HTML Converter
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Murray Moffatt
Date : Aug 02nd 2005
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<?php
/*
  Title: ASCII To HTML Converter

  Description: Accept a chunk of ASCII text and convert it
    into HTML suitable for outputting to a browser.
    Useful when you've got text stored in a database and you
    want to output it and automatically convert URLs into
    real links.

  Author: Murray Moffatt for A Web 4 U Designs

  History:
    2005-02-25 : Initial coding.
    2005-08-02 : Make stand-alone and include sample call for
      publishing on WeberDev.com.
*/

function ascii2html($text) {
 
// Encode any HTML tags
 
$text = htmlentities($text);

 
// Split the text into an array and treat each element as a paragraph
 
$textarray = split("\n", $text);

  for (
$i = 0, $j = count($textarray); $i < $j; $i++) {
   
// Turn HTTP and FTP URLs into links
   
$textarray[$i] = preg_replace("/((ht|f)tp:\/\/[^\s&]+)/", "<a href=\"$1\">$1</a>", $textarray[$i]);

   
// Turn email addresses into links
   
$textarray[$i] = preg_replace("/(\\S+@\\S+\\.\\w+)/", "<a href=\"mailto:$1\">$1</a>", $textarray[$i]);

   
// Add paragraphs
   
$textarray[$i] = "<p>" . $textarray[$i] . "</p>";
  }
  return
join("\n", $textarray);
}
?>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>ASCII To HTML</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<meta name="author" content="A Web 4 U Designs - www.aweb4u.co.nz">
</head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
<p>Here is the result:</p>
<?php
$test
= <<<TEXTEND
This is the first paragraph.
Bold example: Use the <b> tag to get bold.
Visit http://www.weberdev.com today.
Don't forget to send an email to [email protected] for more info.
TEXTEND;
echo
ascii2html($test);
?>
</body>
</html>



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 matthew waygood wrote :1343
nice but i`d make one change:-

$textarray[$i] = preg_replace("/((ht|f)tp:\/\/[^\s&]+)/", "&lt;a href=\"$1\"&gt;$1&lt;/a&gt;", $textarray[$i]); 

to

$textarray[$i] = preg_replace("/((http|ftp|https):\/\/[^\s&]+)/", "&lt;a href=\"$1\"&gt;$1&lt;/a&gt;", $textarray[$i]);