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Implemented: Formatted Search with Newline Filter

New newline="" parameter for SEARCH variable, effective only for FormattedSearch. It can redefine the newlines within a search hit. This complements the separator parameter that determines the separator between search hits.

Example usage: Specify newline="%BR%" if you have a formatted search in table format and a search hit has newlines. This can happen if the format="" parameter contains a $pattern() that captures more then one line.

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-- PeterThoeny - 07 Oct 2004

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This little feature enhancement was needed for a TWikiApplication.

In SVN but not yet on TWiki.org.

-- PeterThoeny - 07 Oct 2004

Fantastic! - This is a great feature when working with |-style table formatting (e.g. when using the features of TablePlugin), avoiding %SEARCH% results containing newlines breaking the tables. We've spend quite some time getting people to write stuff like %BR% \ in front of newlines in forms with textareas (and correcting errors when they forgot to do it anyway *g*).

Looking forward to seeing this in the next release :-). When building TWikiApplications, of course it would be "the easiest", if the default was to have the search use %BR% pr default, and you'd have to specify \n explicitely .. but well, I guess most people getting into building TWikiApplications will be aware of the difference anyway - and will be sure to make the results act "their way".

-- SteffenPoulsen - 26 Oct 2004

Thanks Steffen for documenting this feature in TWiki 4, I totally forgot about this feature!

No, beter not to turn on this by default since not everybody is using TWiki table rows as the search output format. If you generate an HTML table row it is perfectly possible to add a pattern output that spans multiple lines (which might include bullets for example.)

-- PeterThoeny - 01 Aug 2006

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