Moritz Onken

NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

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);
    $f->filter;

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

EXPORT

filter_uri

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.

METHODS

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

new

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

There is one additional parameter:

separator

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

filter

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.

AUTHOR

Moritz Onken, <onken@netcubed.de>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-text-filter-uri at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Text-Filter-URI. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

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.