Jill, I'm a firm believer in the paradigm that it is better to PREVENT the user from making a mistake instead of CORRECTION them when they do. To that end, the following function only allows a limited set of character to be entered into a text box or other input field:
Some examples of it's use:
The current function is case insensitive, some minor modifications will make it case sensitive if you need that capability.
Tom Blough [ February 13, 2004: Message edited by: Tom Blough ]
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subject: Validating user input: checking for illegal characters