[development] General token parser (API), does it exist?

Konstantin Käfer kkaefer at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 12:30:01 UTC 2006

If I understand it correctly, you mean something like this:

- The user has a list of possible values, for example:

	18			Monday
	09			9
	September		Sep
	2006			06

- Then he can construct a date format by dragging the elements in a  
rectangle/textfield and adding punctuation characters or static text.

- A "template" for that text is created, for example "%M %j, %Y"

I already had something like this in mind (specifically for pathauto)  
and volunteer to code the front-end part.

Am 06.12.2006 um 12:53 schrieb Bèr Kessels:

> Hi,
> new-user-emails, welcome-mails, pathauto, newsletters, themes,  
> auto_nodetitles
> and so on.
>  Just a few random examples of token-replacement. Drupal has  
> nothing in this
> regards, every module on its own, resulting in a lot of code-overhead,
> inconsistency and all the other downsides of not having a central/ 
> modular
> design.
> Are there any projects on this? Any APIs, libraries, or exsisting  
> modules that
> do what I need: centralise token replacement? Or even an existing  
> patch or
> issue that I missed?
> What  need, more specific, is:
> * Present the user/admin with a list of available tokens (% 
> username, %site
> etc) in a help message.
> * Parse these by replacing tokens with the value of a variable.

Konstantin Käfer – http://kkaefer.com/

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