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Snippet Name: Strip HTML to Text

Description: Strips tags, tables, etc and returns nice, clean text from HTML source.

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Language: PHP
Highlight Mode: PHP
Last Modified: February 27th, 2009

FUNCTION html2text($html){
    $tags = ARRAY (
    0 => '~<h[123][^>]+>~si',
    1 => '~<h[456][^>]+>~si',
    2 => '~<table[^>]+>~si',
    3 => '~<tr[^>]+>~si',
    4 => '~<li[^>]+>~si',
    5 => '~<br[^>]+>~si',
    6 => '~<p[^>]+>~si',
    7 => '~<div[^>]+>~si',
    $html = PREG_REPLACE($tags,"\n",$html);
    $html = PREG_REPLACE('~</t(d|h)>\s*<t(d|h)[^>]+>~si',' - ',$html);
    $html = PREG_REPLACE('~<[^>]+>~s','',$html);
    // reducing spaces
    $html = PREG_REPLACE('~ +~s',' ',$html);
    $html = PREG_REPLACE('~^\s+~m','',$html);
    $html = PREG_REPLACE('~\s+$~m','',$html);
    // reducing newlines
    $html = PREG_REPLACE('~\n+~s',"\n",$html);
    RETURN $html;

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