[development] links best practices (was Re: internal link filter ...)

Ray Zimmerman rz10 at cornell.edu
Wed Jul 26 02:22:29 UTC 2006

An update ...

On Jul 13, 2006, at 12:59 PM, Ray Zimmerman wrote:
> On Jul 13, 2006, at 8:22 AM, Syscrusher wrote:
>> As the maintainer of the Links package, I'd be happy to work with  
>> you to get
>> this functionality integrated into Links. Please take a look at  
>> what we have
>> so far, in contributions/modules/links (CVS HEAD branch), and let  
>> me know if and
>> how you think your feature could integrate in.
> Thanks, Scott. I'll warn you up front that this e-mail widens the  
> scope beyond the initial discussion, which was limited to a simple  
> input filter that could properly handle the base_url issues for  
> internal references in content.

For this simple case (no Links API integration), I whipped together a  
filter that you can download from ...


It replaces [ipath] and [ilink] tokens as follows, for a site whose  
base_url is "http://example.com/drupal":

[ipath:node/99]  -->  http://example.com/drupal/node/99
[ilink:node/99]  -->  <a href="http://example.com/base_url/node/ 
[ilink:node/99:My Text]  -->  <a href="http://example.com/drupal/node/ 
99">My Text</a>

If the drupal path has an alias, the alias is used instead of the  
original path.

Comments are welcome, and I'll be happy to apply for CVS access and  
create a project for it, if others would find it useful.

> I'm interested in moving toward a consistent best-practices  
> approach to handling all of my links in drupal, including the  
> internal links, and I believe having all of them handled by the  
> Links API [1] seems like the way to go. However, for me there are  
> several missing pieces, some probably at the API level and others  
> at a higher level.
> Here is a summary of what I think is needed:
> (1) link API handling of internal references as well as external  
> URLs [2]

Check. I realize now this was not a missing feature. There was a  
simple bug, now fixed, that prevented it from working 100% for me.


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