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Re: How to avoid auto-linking in non-ascii URLs



On March 23, 2006 at 01:36, Masao Takaku wrote:

> MHonArc outputs links of URL-like strings automatically.
> When a message includes a string "See http://www.example.com/foo/bar/";,
> MHonARC process this as follows;
> 
> See <a href="http://www.example.com/foo/bar/";>http://www.example.com/foo/bar/
> </a>
> 
> It works well, but in case of an URL-like string followed by non-ASCII
> text without space, this feature is not usefull;
> e.g. "http://www.example.com/foo/bar/を見て.", which means
> "See http://www.example.com/foo/bar/"; in Japanese, goes to as follows:
> 
> <a href="http://www.example.com/foo/bar/&#x3092;&#x898B;&#x3066";>http://www.e
> xample.com/foo/bar/&#x3092;&#x898B;&#x3066</a>;.
> 
> In this example, the outputs should be like the following:
> 
> <a href="http://www.example.com/foo/bar/";>http://www.example.com/foo/bar/</a>
> &#x3092;&#x898B;&#x3066;.
> 
> My environment is Perl-5.8.0 and MHonArc-2.6.15 (default setting).
> 
> Does anyone know how to do this, or any workarounds?

First, you may want to check out <http://www.mhonarc.jp/> for
Japanese-specific usage information MHonArc.  There should also
be links to a Japanese-based mailing list which may be useful.

As for your specific problem, you may need disable URL linking.
This can be done by specify -nourl on the command-line or
<NOURL> in your resource file.  The '&' is a legal URL character,
and MHonArc does not try to interpret what character entity reference
values resolve to to determine if it should be included.

The URL linking code is a single regex operation.

I'm not sure at this time on what code changes could be done.
If you go with ISO-2022-JP encoding for your archives, it may
avoid this problem.

--ewh


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