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$product.description_short|truncate problem


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is there any way of truncating keeping in mind to:

a) close all open html tags

B) only count the text inside the tags?

 

 

Or maybe just show the text version of the html text and truncate that?

 

i have a truncated description in the product list, and many product descriptions contain html divs and spans, which,if not closed properly, cause rendering errors

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Not sure if this would work, but line of code in product-list.tpl that deals with short descriptions is

				<p class="product_desc"><a href="{$product.link|escape:'htmlall':'UTF-8'}" title="{$product.description_short|truncate:360:'...'|strip_tags:'UTF-8'|escape:'htmlall':'UTF-8'}">{$product.description_short|truncate:360:'...'|strip_tags:'UTF-8'}</a></p>

 

Have you tried swapping the truncate and strip-tags code around so it looks like

				<p class="product_desc"><a href="{$product.link|escape:'htmlall':'UTF-8'}" title="{$product.description_short|strip_tags:'UTF-8'|truncate:360:'...'|escape:'htmlall':'UTF-8'}">{$product.description_short|strip_tags:'UTF-8'|truncate:360:'...'}</a></p>

 

I'm not too sure whether the order of these two codes makes any difference to what is rendered on screen.

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