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  1. #1
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    Making website, that you can paste couple of words and select specific words ? [help]

    Hi all,
    I'm new to this forum but i decided to design some ''simple'' website not sure if i should use HTML or Java script.

    All i want my website to do is :
    You paste list of words for example ''red, blue, yellow, orange , green'' click a button and it highlights from the list for example blue and yellow.

    And basically thats all, was thinking where to make such thing are there some simple/easy ways to do such website ?

    Thanks for helping !


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    Browsers generally have search functionality built in. On a PC if you hold Ctrl & click F you can usually gain access to a search box.
    The resultant text is highlighted for you. Different devices use different techniques.

    To do it manually on a Web page, I'd use JavaScript.
    I'd search for the text using a JavaScript function to find all occurrences of the text.
    I'd write the function to return an array of index numbers.

    Then using JavaScript, I'd wrap each element in a span tag with a css class I'd name highlight.
    .highlight {background-color:#fffddb;)
    <span class='highlight'>Orange</span>
    To remove the highlight I'd write a JavaScript function to strip all the tags (not the text inside them) having the class .highlight.

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