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nirkedar
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How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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I have HTML code that is cached somewhere on my tokens.
I need to place a bookmark tag that may in the future identify the location of other HTML code that I will insert at that location. For now I would like this placeholder to be perfectly invisible. Can it be done?

Here's an example: suppose I have the following simple HTML code.
I may want to insert/change the code between the 2 <td></td> tags at a future date (see the blue line).
What should I put in the blue line to make this perfectly invisible.

. <table width='100%'>
. . <td width='50%' align='right'>
. . . <span style='font:11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 1
. . . </span>
. . </td>
Future tag will go here
. . <td width='50%' align='left'>
. . . <span style='font:bold 11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 2
. . . </span>
. . </td>
. </table>


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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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Not quite the same though. Take a look at the picture of the chat window below -
The first line does not have your tag suggestion in it. The second line does. Graphically, they're not the same.

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[H: HTML = "<table width='100%'>
<td width='50%' align='right'><span style='font:11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 1</span></td>
<!-- Future tag will go here -->
<td width='50%' align='left'><span style='font:bold 11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 2</span></td>
</table>"]
[H: broadcast(HTML)]


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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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That didn't make a difference either...

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. <table width='100%'>
. . <tr>
. . . <td width='50%' align='right'>
. . . . <span style='font:11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 1
. . . . </span>
. . . </td>
. . . <!-- Future tag will go here -->
. . . . <td width='50%' align='left'>
. . . . . <span style='font:bold 11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 2
. . . . . </span>
. . . . </td>
. . . </tr>
. . </table>

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. <table width='100%'>
. . <tr>
. . . <td width='50%' align='right'>
. . . . <span style='font:11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 1
. . . . </span>
. . . </td>
. . . <td width='50%' align='left'>
. . . . <span style='font:bold 11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 2
. . . . </span>
. . . </td>
. . </tr>
. </table>

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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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ok that really does not make sense. Well, then the only thing left is brute force (perhaps AM has some intellect on this, I'm lost):

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[h:html="

<table width='100%'>
    <tr>
        <td width='50%' align='right'>
            <span style='font:11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 1</span>
        </td>
        <!-- Future tag will go here -->
        <td width='50%' align='left'>
            <span style='font:bold 11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 2</span>
        </td>
    </tr>
</table>

<table width='100%'>
    <tr>
        <td width='50%' align='right'>
            <span style='font:11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 1</span>
        </td>
        <td width='50%' align='left'>
            <span style='font:bold 11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 2</span>
        </td>
    </tr>
</table>    
    
"
]

[
Hbroadcast(replace(HTML,"<!-- Future tag will go here -->",""))] 

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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

Post by nirkedar »

Thanks for trying Wolph.

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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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What's the purpose of the tag. Is it just for your benefit or do you plan on using the text to do a string substitution?

I would put ALL the html in to variable. Also, if you plan on putting a new column there you'll have to edit the other column widths. I made the column styles in to a variable so if you ever want to change the style you only need to it once.

Depending on the characters in the parts you can do some filtering or change some characters to html entities so it is displayed correctly. You can even make the html table dynamic where the parts are in an array and you just loop to insert it in to table. There a million ways to do this. I like building output in to json arrays and using json.toList to output it.

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[HcolStyle "font:bold 11pt Tahoma; color:#2C3539"]

[
HPart1 "Part 1"]
[
HPart2 "Part 2"]

<!-- 
Part 1 -->
[
HmyTableOutput strformat('
   <table width="100%">
      <tr>
         <td width="50%" align="right">
            <span style="%{colStyle}">%{Part 1}</span>
         </td>
'
)]

<!-- 
Insert X HTML code here -->

<!-- 
Part 2 -->
[
HmyTableOutput json.append(myTableOutput,strformat('
         <td width="50%" align="left">
            <span style="%{colStyle}">%{Part 2}</span>
         </td>
      </tr>
   </table>
'
))]

<!-- 
ouput html -->
[
Rjson.toList(myTableOutput,"")] 

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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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The example above is just a simple illustration for the purpose of my enquiry.

I'm trying to build is a quick character sheet update technique. Basically the sheet is composed of many components, each identified by a tag, for example:

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<span id='123'>...</span id='123'><span id='456'>...</span id='456'>...etc.


If the '123' component has changed, I zoom in and replace only the part of the larger HTML code that is encapsulated by the <span id='123'>...</span id='123'> tag. I don't have to recreate an array of components (there are 1000s of them on one sheet) - just the one identified by the id# 123.

What I need to do is put in "invisible" placeholders that can later be inserted with the desired HTML. For example, not every class has spells, so I would like to leave an invisible tag for spell casting features somewhere in the larger HTML code, that could one day be inserted with other HTML code if the character has chosen some spells.

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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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I've had many problems with proper formatting when using table width percentages in the past.

Would you have the same problem if you used pixel fixed widths?
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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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The % width in the example is irrelevant, and the pixel width is even more complicated to deal with. I just wanted to illustrate that the "invisible" placement is not exactly unnoticeable.

For my particular situation I do have a way to work around it: instead of replacing the invisible html, I can always insert the html right after the previously id'ed html component. It involves a bit more computational work, but not too much more.

Example:
Suppose my fullHTML code looks like this:
....<id=123> something </id=123><id=456><id=789>something else</id=789>....
And I want to replace the red code.

Instead of: fullHTML = replace(HTML, "<id=456>", newHTML) I have a function called INSERT(fullHTML, searchID, newHTML, afterID)
So here it would be: fullHTML = INSERT(fullHTML, 456, newHTML, 123)

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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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nirkedar wrote:The % width in the example is irrelevant

Not so sure it is.

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<table width='150'>
<tr>
<td width='50' align='right'>
<span style='font:11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 1
</span>
</td>
<!-- Future tag will go here -->
<td width='50' align='left'>
<span style='font:bold 11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part 2
</span>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

That outputs just fine without having the wrapping issue you see from the space that using percentages does.

You could also replaces the spaces with html (&nbsp;) to fix the issue:

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<table width='100%'>
<tr>
<td width='50%' align='right'>
<span style='font:11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part&nbsp;1
</span>
</td>
<!-- Future tag will go here -->
<td width='50%' align='left'>
<span style='font:bold 11pt Tahoma; color:2C3539'>Part&nbsp;2
</span>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
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Re: How do I place a hidden HTML placement

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i think you misunderstood him. He mean that the % was 'just an example to show that <!--> is not truely hidden. I agree that using fixed width solves this issue, but does not addresses the core question (how add a tag that is truly hidden).

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