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Adam Traver

Make auto_link accept parentheses in URLs

Reported by Adam Traver | May 21st, 2008 @ 09:25 PM

Currently, the regular expression used in auto_link_urls and, by association, auto_link, does not allow for parentheses in URLs.

While this is not a very common occurrence (nor proper, I don't believe, but I could be wrong), there are certain highly populated sites that use this format. Take Wikipedia, for instance:

With the current implementation of auto_link, the link you get back looks like this:

<a href=""></a>(computer_graphics)

This patch adds both opening and closing parentheses to the list of allowable characters for the path in the AUTO_LINK_RE regular expression.

P.S. This is my first submission, so if I've done anything wrong in the patch/ticket creation process, please don't freak out. :-p

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