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Kwiki::ShortcutLinks - WAFL-phrase shortcuts for arbitrary web links


 $ cpan Kwiki::ShortcutLinks
 $ cd /path/to/kwiki
 $ echo "Kwiki::ShortcutLinks" >> plugins
 $ kwiki -update
 $ vi shortcuts.yaml
 $ kwiki -update


This plugin allows the Kwiki maintainer to define a series of short-cut wafl phrases via a simple config file.

When the plugin is installed and added to Kwiki via kwiki -update, a default shortcuts.yaml file is created. This can be edited and added to as necessary. kwiki -update must be run again after adding, renaming or deleting shortcuts.

The example entry:


adds support for the wafl phrase {google:...}, for example:

  Search Google for: {google:Kwiki}

will render as:

  Search Google for: <a href="">Kwiki</a>

If the short-cut definition contains extra words, these will be prepended to the rendered link. For example:

  rt:       http://ticket-serv/Ticket/Display.html?id= RT Ticket

will render {rt:1234} as:

  <a href="http://ticket-serv/Ticket/Display.html?id=1234">RT Ticket 1234</a>

If you follow the shortcut argument by a pipe and some more text, that text will be used for the link text, instead of the argument and any leader. So, for the above definition of rt, {rt:1234|A Hateful Problem} would render as:

  <a href="http://ticket-serv/Ticket/Display.html?id=1234">A Hateful Problem</a>

The shortcut can contain the string %s, which will be replaced by the wafl phrase arguments. (If there is no %s, the arguments are appended to the shortcut expansion, as in the examples above.) So the config entry:


and the shortcut {wikipedia:Cambridge} will render as

  <a href="">Cambridge</a>


Michael Gray <>

Thanks to Alexander Goller for the %s suggestion, extra_shortcuts.yaml and his general support. Thanks to Ricardo Signes for the pipe patch to allow link text to be overridden.




Copyright (C) 2004 by Michael Gray

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