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HTMLDecode – Convert an HTML string to a plain text

HTMLDecode – Convert an HTML string to a plain text

' Decode an HTML string to a regular ANSI string'' it strips down all special HTML sequences (eg "<")' however, it doesn't strip HTML tagsFunction HTMLDecode(ByVal html As String) As String    Dim i As Long        HTMLDecode = html        Do        ' search the next ampersand, exit if no more        i = InStr(i + 1, HTMLDecode, "&")        If i = 0 Then Exit Do        If StrComp(Mid$(HTMLDecode, i, 6), " ", vbTextCompare) = 0 Then           HTMLDecode = Left$(HTMLDecode, i - 1) & " " & Mid$(HTMLDecode, i + 6)        ElseIf StrComp(Mid$(HTMLDecode, i, 6), """, vbTextCompare) = 0 Then            HTMLDecode = Left$(HTMLDecode, i - 1) & """" & Mid$(HTMLDecode, _                i + 6)        ElseIf StrComp(Mid$(HTMLDecode, i, 5), "&", vbTextCompare) = 0 Then            HTMLDecode = Left$(HTMLDecode, i - 1) & "&" & Mid$(HTMLDecode, _                i + 5)        ElseIf StrComp(Mid$(HTMLDecode, i, 4), "<", vbTextCompare) = 0 Then            HTMLDecode = Left$(HTMLDecode, i - 1) & "<" & Mid$(HTMLDecode, _                i + 4)        ElseIf StrComp(Mid$(HTMLDecode, i, 4), ">", vbTextCompare) = 0 Then            HTMLDecode = Left$(HTMLDecode, i - 1) & ">" & Mid$(HTMLDecode, _                i + 4)        End If    LoopEnd Function

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