String manipulation, alphabetization, frequency counting
The functions give you a taste of what you can do with strings, most
likely from user input. Open
your browser and Figure 6.16 is what you’ll
Figure 6-16. Three forms to crunch string data, starting with word count
What you have here are three forms that demonstrate three functions.
The first form contains a
TEXTAREA to enter text.
After the user enters text and presses the “Count”
wordCount() generates a new page
with a table. The table list each of the “words” typed in
TEXTAREA and the number of times the word was
encountered. You can see the results in Figure 6.17.
Figure 6-17. The table of words and their respective counts
The second form contains a
TEXTAREA for entering
text, too. The user can then choose “Upper” or
“Lower” to convert the first character of each word to
upper- or lowercase. Function
care of this. You might find this function handy for form validation,
perhaps when users have to enter names and addresses. Check out the
case change in Figure 6.18.
Figure 6-18. Capitalizing the first character or each word
Figure 6-19. Alphabetizing ...