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String utility: word count, replace and capitalize
JavaScript Application Cookbook
By Jerry Bradenbaugh

Publisher: O'Reilly 
Series: Cookbooks
ISBN: 1-56592-577-7



<TITLE>strings.js Example</TITLE>

<SCRIPT LANUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
// strings.js

function wordCount(str) {
  var wordArray = new Array();
  str = prepStr(str);
  var tempArray = str.split(' ').sort();
  var count = 1;

  // Iterate through all the words
  for (var i = 0; i < tempArray.length; i++) {

    // If an array element with the same name as
    // the current word exists, increment its value by 1
    if (wordArray[tempArray[i]]) {

    // Otherwise, assign the array element to the 
    /// name of the word, and give it a value of 1
    else wordArray[tempArray[i]] 1}
    var arrStr = '';

    // Create table rows that display the word and the frequency
    for (word in wordArray) {
      if (word != "") {
        arrStr += '<TR><TD>' + word + '</TD><TD>' + wordArray[word'</TD></TR>';
      count + '><B>Original Formatted Text</B><BR><I>' + str + 
      '</I><TD><B>Word</B><TD><B>Freqency</B></TR>' + arrStr + '</TABLE>';

// Define a function to format strings for easier manipulation
function prepStr(str) {
  str = str.toLowerCase();
  str = str.replace(/['"-]/g, "");
  str = str.replace(/\W/g, " ");
  str = str.replace(/\s+/g, " ");
  return str;

function camelCaps(str, theCase) {
  var tempArray = str.split(' ');

  // Make the first character of each word upper- or lowercase
  // depending on the value of theCase
  for (var i = 0; i < tempArray.length; i++) {
    if (theCase) {
      tempArray[i= tempArray[i].charAt(0).toUpperCase() + tempArray[i].substring(1);
    else {
      tempArray[i= tempArray[i].charAt(0).toLowerCase() + tempArray[i].substring(1);
  return tempArray.join(' ');

var order = true;

function reorder(str) {
  str = prepStr(str);
  str = str.replace(/\d/g, "");
  order = !order;

  // Use the sort() method for traditional sorts
  // Use the reverse() method in conjunction for reverse sorts()
  if(!order) { str = str.split(' ').sort().join(' ')}
  else str = str.split(' ').sort().reverse().join(' ')}
  return str.replace(/^\s+/, "");
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">

function doCount(txt) {
  words = wordCount(txt);  
  self.location.href = "javascript: '<HTML>' + words + '</HTML>'"

Enter some words in the TEXTAREA below. Then choose <B>Count</B> for a word count: <BR>
<INPUT TYPE=BUTTON VALUE="Count" onClick="doCount(this.form.elements[0].value);">

Enter some words in the TEXTAREA below. Then choose <B>Upper</B> or <B>Lower</B> to change the case: <BR>
onClick="this.form.elements[0].value=camelCaps(this.form.elements[0].value, true);">
onClick="this.form.elements[0].value=camelCaps(this.form.elements[0].value, false);">

Enter some words in the TEXTAREA below. Then choose <B>Sort</B> to sort the text: <BR>


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