I've used this code before, in fact it originated from a
ColdFusion forums application from way back in the day that was
succesfully deployed, so I'm not sure what's going on here.
Basically I have an application that supports BBCode (such as
and that is replaced with HTML bold tags when rendered to
the browser) which allows me to restrict our users from inputting
actual HTML into textareas but still have some control over the
appearance of text. Everything works except for the BBCode to
create hyperlinks, which I've attached here. The syntax is
[URL=http://www.domain.com/]your_text_here[/URL]. Simple enough,
and as I mentioned it's worked before for other applications right
out of the box... but for some reason it's locking up both my
ColdFusion 5 and ColdFusion MX 7 boxes.