Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

How to Strip HTML Tags from Text

Author:Brent Simmons
Posted:1/23/1999; 1:36:30 PM
Topic:Search Engine XML-RPC Interface
Msg #:2421 (In response to 2420)
Prev/Next:2420 / 2422

You don't have to strip the HTML tags before sending your page -- the search engine will do so before indexing.

But -- you might want to anyway, to make the XML-RPC request a little smaller.

If you want to strip HTML tags, the recommended verb to use is searchEngine.stripMarkup.

I just put up a DocServer page for it:

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