wiki:RegexLinkPlugin

Turn text 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.

This Trac plugin allows these kinds of links to be made with a minimum of configuration, based on a regex that matches the external identifiers.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for RegexLinkPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

defect

0 / 2

enhancement

3 / 4

Download

Download the zipped source for version 0.2 from here, or get the egg for Python 2.5 here.

Source

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

The trunk is where active development occurs (on Trac 0.11), tags contains released versions, and any development for other Trac versions occurs in the branches.

Example

Add the following to your trac.ini file:

[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>
regex2 = \bexample(?P<exampleid>\d+)\b
url2 = http://example.org/\g<exampleid>

This means 0811 123 becomes 0811 123, and example123 becomes example123.

The topdesk url is fictitious, 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
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Author/Contributors

Author: ComaVN?
Maintainer: ComaVN?
Contributors:

Last modified 5 months ago Last modified on Jan 28, 2016, 7:56:33 AM