ListWords Context [ListWords Words]Some Text[/ListWords]
Breaks a string of text into separate words.

To display a list of all the separate words in a string, use a [ListWords] context. You may optionally specify the delimiters defining the boundaries of words (usually spaces, commas, and periods).

Example (normally you would put the following text into a .tpl file on your server and use a web browser to link to it):

[ListWords Words=This is a big long sentence]
[index]: [word]<br>

The example above yields:

1: This
2: is
3: a
4: big
5: long
6: sentence
[ListWords Words=Hello.      My name is Carl!&Delimiters= ,!]
[index]: [word]<br>

The example above yields the following. Notice the "." at the end of "Hello." is shown as part of the word, because "." was not specified in the list of delimiters. Also notice the long run of spaces in a row is collapsed and does not appear in the word list.

1: Hello.
2: My
3: name
4: is
5: Carl

The following parameters are used in the [ListWords] context:
Parameter Description
(Required) string of text to break up.
(Optional) List of single characters which define word boundaries. Defaults to space, comma, and dot.


(Optional, Rare) Setting Tabs=T causes the list of words to break at tab boundaries only, and runs of tabs are not collapsed. This assists in parsing special formats where two tabs in a row are important and should not be skipped.

The following tags are available inside a [ListWords] context:
Tag Description
A number from 1 to the total number of words in the text indicating the word's index position in the text.
Text of the word currently being displayed.
New in 4.0
Text of the delimiter(s) which caused this word to break.

User Contributed Notes

GK - 
03/18/2003 at 15:49:43
Find the name of the page you're on (not the full path):

[listwords words=[thisurl]&delimiters=/][text secure=T]thisPage=[word][/text][/listwords]

... then I can use [thisPage] anywhere on the same page, and it gives me just the file name.


[listpath fileonly=T&path=[thisurl]][name][/listpath]

(sorry but I don't have the author of this snippet, it comes from the talk-list)

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