wiki:RegexLinkPlugin

Version 5 (modified by ComaVN, 6 years ago) (diff)

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Turn anything matching a certain regex into a link

Description

A disadvantage of using InterWiki to link to external pages is that the user has to put a prefix before the link, for example MeatBall:InterMapTxt.

In some cases, the actual text to be linked is distinctive enough to be turned into a link without many false positives. For example, TOPdesk service management software uses identifiers like '0811 123' for incidents. When text of this form occurs, it could be automatically rendered into a link to the relevant TOPdesk page.

The intention of this Trac plugin is to allow these kinds of links to be made with a minimum of configuration, based on a regex that matches the external identifiers.

Known issues

  • It only works for one regex/url pair

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for RegexLinkPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

Download

Download the zipped source from here.

Source

You can check out RegexLinkPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.

Example

in trac.ini:

[regexlink]
regex1 = \b(?P<topdeskyymm>\d\d(?:0[1-9]|1[0-2])) (?P<topdesknr>\d{3})\b
url1 = http://topdesk/?query=\g<topdeskyymm>%20\g<topdesknr>

This means anything matching the regex:

/\b(?P<topdeskyymm>\d\d(?:0[1-9]|1[0-2])) (?P<topdeskid>\d{3})\b/

links to a TOPdesk search url, using the named capture groups

(the topdesk url is not correct, this is an example only)

Recent Changes

[4969] by ComaVN on 2008-12-06 20:29:30
credits
[4870] by ComaVN on 2008-11-25 00:12:43
increased trunk version to 0.3
[4869] by ComaVN on 2008-11-25 00:11:44
tagged 0.2 version

Author/Contributors

Author: ComaVN
Contributors: