Revision of Twine macro: << replace >>, << insert >> and << continue >> from Sat, 06/15/2013 - 21:50

Similar to my <<timedreplace>> macro, this macro creates an internal link that, when clicked, vanishes and is replaced with whatever is between the << replace >> and << endreplace >> tags. This could be useful if (just for starters) you want to have a passage that can be modified by clicking specific details inside it.

* You can also use <<insert>>, which is identical but does not remove the link text, instead merely changing it to a bare <span> (as with Jonah's <<choice>> macro.)
* You can use <<continue>> to make all subsequent text appear when it's clicked. It does not need an <<endcontinue>> at the end! Quite useful when you just need the reader to click to continue the passage.
* You can insert <<becomes>> or <<gains>> tags inside the contained text to create multiple "versions" of the replacement text. Clicking the link will display each successive version, stopping only when the last version is reached.
* If you omit the text in the starting tag, then the first "version" will be used as the link instead. This lets you, for instance, make an image into a replaced link. Of course, this requires that multiple <<becomes>> or <<gains>> tags are within the text.

Install my <<Replace>> Macro Set to use this macro.

Usage examples:
You see <<replace "a half-eaten cake">>a plate of crumbs<<endreplace>>
You see <<replace "ten dollars">>five dollars<<becomes>>two dollars<<becomes>>fifty cents<<endreplace>>
You see <<replace>>a //big// boulder!<<becomes>>some pebbles.<<endreplace>>
I find it <<insert "repugnant">>that he's made such comments<<endinsert>>.
You go outside. <<continue "Next.">>The sun blinds you momentarily.<<continue "Next.">>Has it been so long?

A short example program.
Hot hint: if you've got a lot of text, it's good to just put a single << display >> inside a << replace >>, and put the text in a separate passage.

Some notes:
* Code inside << replace >> tags is only executed when you click the link. You may notice that the "mailbox" link in the example program produces different text if you click the "front door" link first.
* If inserted text appears and descends below the bottom of the screen, the page should automatically scroll down to make it visible.
* Note: due to the way the browser and Twine interact, any changes made by code inside a <<timedreplace>> tag will be forgotten if you use the Back or Forward browser buttons, unless you use this script.

For a more powerful version of this macro, see <<revision>>.

Version history:
* 16-6-2013: Updated regarding Combined Replace Macro Set.
* 26-4-2013: Added << continue >> variant.
* 5-4-2013: Added << insert >> variant, scrolling.
* 7-3-2013: Added CSS hooks.
* 28-1-2013: Initial.
Feel free to report any bugs to @webbedspace.

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