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string-translate* STRING SMAPprocedure

Substitutes elements of STRING according to SMAP. SMAP should be an association-list where each element of the list is a pair of the form (MATCH . REPLACEMENT). Every occurrence of the string MATCH in STRING will be replaced by the string REPLACEMENT:

  "<h1>this is a \"string\"</h1>"
  '(("<" . "&lt;") (">" . "&gt;") ("\"" . "&quot;")) )
=>  "&lt;h1&gt;this is a &quot;string&quot;&lt;/h1&gt;"