replacing tags and html easy to read tags for nice db storage and user friendly tranlation

we're building a site in several languages and store a good part of the text in tables in sql server. Sometime we store whole blocks with a little too much code. I am trying to find a way to best separate code from text so when we give the text to translate the people translating the text aren't confused by the code and don't have to worry (too much) about not touching the code.

How could I do this to minimize code store in tables?

eg this is code we store in a table right now:
<p><span class="boldtext">Hey: </span>this is a small test</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>I hope you don't run over the code <p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>

what I would like to store is something like this:
{1}Hey: {2} this is a small test{3}I hope you don't run over the code {4}
In the .cfm I could then somehow call the string and replace the {1} with the code

I'm sure there is a technique for this sort of thing.
LVL 1
ShawnAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

srikanthmadishettiCommented:
I don' think there is an inbuilt stuff for this ,
Writting a regular epxression is the only solution i think so .

or an logic like list with delimeter </p> then from the taken string you can try to remove the left 3 characters which is <p> and take the remaining string.



0
ShawnAuthor Commented:
not quite sure if that would work with all of the fields shown above. It might be though a question fo a structured search and replace. Still not quite sure how to approch this.
0
ShawnAuthor Commented:
I found a rather simple solution just using replacenocase. I set them up on a file called dsp_format_vars.cfm and include it whenever I need it. Works great and keeps it simple. Code below is an example.
<cfset var = "{4}{1}Hey: {/1} this is a small test. I hope you don't run over the code{5}">
 
<cfset var = replacenocase(var,"{1}", "<span class=""boldtext"">", "all")> 
<cfset var = replacenocase(var,"{/1}", "</span>", "all")> 
<cfset var = replacenocase(var,"{4}", "<p>", "all")> 
<cfset var = replacenocase(var,"{5}", "</p>", "all")> 
 
<cfoutput>
<p>#var#</p>
</CFOUTPUT> 

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Servers

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.