Moritz Onken


Text::Filter::URI - Filter a string to meet URI requirements


Use either the exported function or the OO interface:

    use Text::Filter::URI qw( filter_uri );

    my $uri = filter_uri("A text which needs to   be filtered  ");
    # $uri = "a-text-which-needs-to-be-filtered"

    my $f = Text::Filter::URI->new(input => $input, output => $output);

See Text::Filter for details on $input and $output.



This method can be exported using use Text::Filter::URI qw( filter_uri );

It expects a string or an array of strings and returns the filtered strings accordingly.


These methods are used for the OO interface. This allows you to use the full power of Text::Filter.


The constructor new takes a hash for configuration. See "CONSTRUCTOR" in Text::Filter for more information on these settings.

There is one additional parameter:


Define an individual string for separating the words. Defaults to -.


Call this method after calling new to actually filter the $input.

Unicode characters get encoded to their ascii equivalents using the Text::Unidecode. This module maps characters like to the ascii character a. This method contains several regular expressions which convert every not word character (\W) and the underscore to a blank. Blanks at the beginning and the end are removed. All remaining blanks are replaced by the separator (defaults to -). Then it creates a lowercased version of the string.


Moritz Onken, <>


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Copyright 2008 Moritz Onken, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.