[Mailman-Users] Pipermail URL handling in archives

Jim Popovitch yahoo at jimpop.com
Sat Feb 23 01:09:16 CET 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
>  You could try to find the line
>  urlpat = re.compile(r'(\w+://[^>)\s]+)') # URLs in text
>  near the beginning of Mailman/Archiver/HyperArch.py and change it to
>  urlpat = re.compile(r'(\w+://[^>)\s]+?)\.?(\s|$)') # URLs in text

Mark, that works well for the case I described.  I did find something
else similar that doesn't work:

     this is another url http://www.yahoo.com, and so is this

Gets converted into:
   this is another url <A
            and so is this <A

So, the problem seems to appear with commas too which makes me wonder
if this can be resolved with this:

   urlpat = re.compile(r'(\w+://[^>)\s]+?)(\.|,)?(\s|$)') # URLs in text

but then I got to thinking about any other punctuation make that
follows a URL... and my mind started spinning :-)

Any ideas, anyone?

-Jim P.

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