once upon a time i was the queen of sed i was nearly a master
of regex in perl. However i was never able to translate that
ability into coldfusion regular expressions. I can't explain it.
However, that puts me in a spot when i have to format large
blocks of text. So i have two problems:
1) I didn't do TOO badly, however i cannot add to the
following an apostrophe for the life of me...therefore my regex
stops when it encounters a '
(code sample for this regex attached)
Here is the text for the first code sample
$200,000 for hazardous substances
MyOrg has selected the City of Metropolis for a silly
assessment grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to
conduct about nine Phase I and five Phase II environmental site
assessments in the city's Empowerment Zone. Grant funds also will
be used to support community outreach activities."
2) i'm stumped at how to translate a line that begins with *
(or possibly tab star) into a valid unordered list. Any
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Text for second code sample:
"The Pilot has:
* Conducted seven discussion sessions between property
owners, tenants, Metropolis City, Myagency, and the responsible
party. The purpose of these meetings was to discuss the integration
of the assessment and cleanup with future land use and
The Pilot is:
* Assisting property owners in assessing the affects of
various remediation plans and development options on property
* Developing an Agreement in Principle between the property
owners, the City and the responsible party, which will summarize
individual contributions to support the integration of assessment
and cleanup with redevelopment.
Leveraging Other Activities
Experience with the Metropolis Pilot has been a catalyst for
related activities including the following.
* Presenting land use plans to the City Council for review
and public input which will demonstrate how brownfields assessment
and cleanup fits into transportation system plans.
* Documenting the agency process in order to demonstrate
successful strategies that can be used by other communities."