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External Link Plugin

This plugin will mark external links so users don't leave your site by accident.

This will only work for forced links marked up using []-syntax - like i.e. [[http://external.site.com][an external site]]).

URLs that are just written in straight text (i.e. just http://external.site.com) are left untouched.

Syntax Rules

Remember to use the [] forced link syntax.

Plugin Settings

Plugin Installation Instructions

This plugin is installed by default with a TWiki release. You should not need to install the plugin unless it is for an upgrade.

Testing your installation

To test if the plugin is correctly installed, check the following links.

External links

The links in the "If plugin enabled"-column should be marked with a External link mark if the plugin is functioning correctly.

Verbatim Pre-rendered If plugin enabled
[[http://TWiki.org][TWiki.org: TWiki's home]] TWiki.org: TWiki's home External link mark TWiki.org: TWiki's home External link mark
[[ftp://no.where.com][Some nonexistent FTP site]] Some nonexistent FTP site External link mark Some nonexistent FTP site External link mark
[[https://sourceforge.net][Sourceforge.net under a secure connection]] Sourceforge.net under a secure connection External link mark Sourceforge.net under a secure connection External link mark

Local links

Not surprisingly, ExternalLinkPlugin won't mark local links as being external. The following links should not be marked with a External link mark:

Verbatim Pre-rendered If plugin enabled
[[%ATTACHURL%/bli.png][link to (nonexistent) local attachment]] link to (nonexistent) local attachment link to (nonexistent) local attachment
[[%SCRIPTURL%/view%SCRIPTSUFFIX%/%WEB%/%TOPIC%][explicit link to this topic]] explicit link to this topic explicit link to this topic

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main.AurelioAHeckert, TWiki:Main.NelsonFerraz, TWiki:Main.AntonioTerceiro
Plugin Version: v1.11 - 24 Apr 2006
Change History:  
24 Apr 2006: (v1.11) - %TOPIC% removed from =MARK definition, wasn't expanded correctly.
| 23 Apr 2006: | (v1.10) - Incorporated patch from TWiki:Main.TobiasRoeser (only mark external link once in an included scenario). Minor doc brush-up. Changed default marker to external.gif graphic. (TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen).
02 Nov 2005: (v1.00) - Initial release
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.005
License: GPL (GNU General Public License External link mark)
Benchmarks: GoodStyle nn%, FormattedSearch nn%, ExternalLinkPlugin nn%
Plugin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/ExternalLinkPlugin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/ExternalLinkPluginDev
Appraisal: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/ExternalLinkPluginAppraisal

Related Topics: TWikiPreferences, TWikiPlugins



Revision: r1 - 2006-04-24 - 05:35:37 - TWikiContributor

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