Custom Markup Code - Part 1

Category: PHP
Reviewed by: Chiggins   
Reviewed on: Nov 01 2008
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Before we dive into code, we need to learn a bit about markup. Its format is very similar to normal HTML. When a member types a message using markup codes, its stored in the datebase as markup. But when you go to view a post, when the markup is returned from the databse, its converted to HTML, and then displayed.

For an example, we will use a bold statement.

 
This is a [b]bold[/b] statement

Now, when this is fetched from the database, and using our special markup conversion function, it would be outputted as:

 
This is a <strong>bold</strong> statement

Now, were are going to take a look at our base function to convert markup.