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How can I keep <sup>whatever</sup> & <sub>whatever</sub> html tags in my coldfusion string but get rid of all other html tags?

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How can I keep <sup>whatever</sup> & <sub>whatever</sub> html tags in my coldfusion string but get rid of all other html tags?
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Question by:brihol44
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Right before you strip the tags replace the sup tags with some character that doesn't exist in the string like a [ and a ] so it looks like
[sup] and [/sup].
Then strip the tags.
Then replace the [sup] and [/sup] 
with <sup> and </sup>.

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by:brihol44
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Nice! Have it working but is there a way to condense this code wise? Is there a delimiter to do something like... <cfset editedValue = REReplace(editedValue, "<sup>|</sup>", "|", "ALL")> (only for conveying to you) to condense the code? Or is this just handled like "ReReplace(REReplace(...." just curious if there's a pre-defined delimiter.

Thank you!

<cfset editedValue = "<sup>Hello!</sup>" >
<cfset editedValue = REReplace(editedValue, "<sup>", "[sup]", "ALL")>
<cfset editedValue = REReplace(editedValue, "</sup>", "[/sup]", "ALL")>
<cfset editedValue = REReplace(editedValue, "<sub>", "[sub]", "ALL")>
<cfset editedValue = REReplace(editedValue, "</sub>", "[/sub]", "ALL")>
<cfset editedValue = REReplace(editedValue, "(<[^>]*>)", "", "ALL")>
<cfset editedValue = Replace(editedValue, "[sup]", "<sup>", "ALL")>
<cfset editedValue = Replace(editedValue, "[/sup]", "</sup>", "ALL")>
<cfset editedValue = Replace(editedValue, "[sub]", "<sub>", "ALL")>
<cfset editedValue = Replace(editedValue, "[/sub]", "</sub>", "ALL")>

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Thank you!
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by:brihol44
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oops. my example was not wrapped by code tags...
<cfset editedValue = REReplace(editedValue, "<sup>|</sup>", "[sup]|[/sup]", "ALL")>

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Here ya go!

<b>Original:</b><br />
<cfsavecontent variable="editedValue">
<b>This</b> is some <sub>testing</sub> <u>text</u>. <sup>Hello</sup>!<br>
I walk <sub>that</sub> a <b>child</b> <sup>might</sup> <i>live</i> ...
</cfsavecontent>
#variables.editedValue#<br />
<hr>

<b>Preserve sub & sup:</b><br>
<cfset editedValue = ReplaceNoCase(ReplaceNoCase(ReplaceNoCase(ReplaceNoCase(variables.editedValue,
		"</sub>","[/sub]","ALL"),"<sub>","[sub]","ALL"),"</sup>","[/sup]","ALL"),"<sup>","[sup]","ALL")
	>
#variables.editedValue#<br />
<hr>

<b>Strip tags:</b><br>
<cfset editedValue = ReReplace(variables.editedValue, "(,)|(<[^>]*>)", "", "All")>
#variables.editedValue#<br>
<hr>

<b>Final:</b><br>
<cfset editedValue = ReplaceNoCase(ReplaceNoCase(ReplaceNoCase(ReplaceNoCase(variables.editedValue,
		"[/sub]","</sub>","ALL"),"[sub]","<sub>","ALL"),"[/sup]","</sup>","ALL"),"[sup]","<sup>","ALL")
	>
#variables.editedValue#

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