[development] internal link filter & master filter list

Rob Barreca rob at electronicinsight.com
Mon Jul 10 02:28:08 UTC 2006

I made a small urlaliasfilter module http://drupal.org/node/58520 to do 
this in a cleaner way IMO (with no brackets, just a simple HTML A tag).  
I'd like any sort of critiques, patches, suggestions, but I had a need 
for this and it does the job okay enough.  I know regex is not a proper 
way to parse HTML as it can run into trouble so I think if the HTML is 
complex at all a [link:node/99|link title] would be better, but I like 
being able to use pure HTML.

Also, if this is a duplication of code at all, I'd like to know so I can 
combine efforts with another module.

Let me know if this helps at all.

Rob Roy Barreca
Electronic Insight Corporation
12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
rob at electronicinsight.com

Ray Zimmerman wrote:
> I'm considering writing a simple input filter module to handle 
> internal links [1]. It would take paths like node/99 and prefix them 
> with the appropriate base_path. I have two questions:
> 1. Is there an official master list of input filter syntax somewhere 
> that I can consult to make sure I don't use syntax that tromps on 
> somebody else's existing filters? I was thinking of using something 
> like [ilink:<internal_path>] (for internal link).
> 2. Can anyone suggest an alternate solution to the problem I'm trying 
> to solve [1]? On a related note, I believe ideally, the Links package 
> [2] should handle internal links as well as external ... not sure if 
> that's the intention ... Scott?
> Thanks,
>     Ray
> [1] There seems to be no supported solution for including robust 
> internal links in your content (please educate me if I'm wrong here). 
> The problem is to find a way to create an internal link in my content 
> that will continue to work correctly without modification (e.g. like 
> menu paths do) when I move the site to a new path. See this thread on 
> the support list for a bit more background: 
> http://lists.drupal.org/archives/support/2006-07/msg00058.html
> [2] http://drupal.org/node/72459

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