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Octocat-spinner-32 bbtags
Octocat-spinner-32 templates
Octocat-spinner-32 templatetags
Octocat-spinner-32 LICENSE.txt
Octocat-spinner-32 README
Octocat-spinner-32 __init__.py
Octocat-spinner-32 cli.py
Octocat-spinner-32 fields.py
Octocat-spinner-32 models.py
Octocat-spinner-32 mypygments.py
Octocat-spinner-32 tests.py
Octocat-spinner-32 views.py
README
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django-bbcode is a django application which was written to render BBCode syntax
to HTML using python and django. However it does not restrict you to BBCode like
syntax, you can use it to parse anything you like into anything you like.

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# Quickstart
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For those in a hurry:

1.) Put django-bbcode into your python path into a folder called 'bbcode'.
2.) Add 'bbcode' to your INSTALLED_APPS in django
3.) Optional: Add/edit bbcode tags
4.) Put {% load bbcode %} into the template where you want to render stuff.
5.) Put {% bbcode varname %} where you want the stuff, here called 'varname', to
    be rendered.
6.) Done.

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# Slowstart
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For those who want to do it right:

1.) Put django-bbcode into your python path into a folder called 'bbcode'.
2.) Add 'bbcode' to your INSTALLED_APPS in django
3.) Make sure all bbcode you have is valid. This can be done by using 
    bbcode.validate(content, namespaces) (namespaces is optional) with the
    content you want to save. This will either return None if no errors were
    found or a list of errors that occured.
4.) Put {% load bbcode %} into the template where you want to render stuff.
5.) Put {% bbcode varname namespace1 "namespace2" %} where you want the stuff,
    here called 'varname', to be rendered. Namespaces are optional. 'namespace1'
    is a template variable holding either a string or a list (or tuple) of
    strings. Those namespaces are used to filter the tags which are used to
    render the content. You can also give it hardcoded strings like
    '"namespace2"'. To exclude a namespace you can prefix the name with a 'no-'.
    For example: "no-mynamespace". For more information on namespaces look
    below.
6.) Done.

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 - "Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!" - PEP0020

I totally agree with that quote from the Zen of Python, thus I included
namespaces to django-bbcode. Namespaces are used to dynamcially filter what tags
are used to render a context. The main reason I introduced this feature was to
turn off smilies in my project for users who disable smilies (like me, I hate
those silly graphics). In this case I'd just use the namespace "no-smilies".

By default every tag gets 3 namespaces: "__all__" (which holds all tags), the
django app name (for all builtin tags: "bbcode") and the name of the module the
tag is defined in (for smilies: "smilies",...). Additionaly you can add
namespaces to tags by giving their class an attribute 'namespace' which holds a
list of strings. Those namespaces will be used additionally to the default ones.

You can then use those namespaces in the bbcode template tag as additional 
arguments after 'content'. It allows you to give template variables holding 
lists or tuples of strings or a single string. You can also put hardcoded 
namespaces there (wrapped in single or double quotes).

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Basically where you wanna start is by reading the examples (builtin tags). A tag
is created by subclassing the TagNode class (or some of the specialized base 
classes such as ReplaceTagNode, ArgumentTagNode, MultiArgumentTagNode,....).

Every tag class needs a couple of attributes:

open_pattern: a compiled regular expression which matches the opening tag.
close_pattern: a compiled regular expression which matches the ending tag.
parse: a function which returns a string.

For each match of open_pattern/close_pattern pairs an instance of the class will
be created. Each class gets the parent node, the regular expression match object
and the full content as arguments.
Also each instance of a tag class as an attribute called 'nodes' which is the
list of child-tags (tags nested within this tag).

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Python exceptions stop the flow of code, thus I wrote the SoftExceptionManager
(SEM). If a tag was used wrong, this will not stop the parser, but create an
entry in the SEM. This way if several independent errors occur you will get them
at once instead of one after another. If you use bbcode.validate (which you 
really should!) and the content fails to parse correctly, you will get all 
errors from the SEM. The bbcode.parse function also returns a tuple with the
parsed content and the list of errors as items.

Each error in the SEM is a tuple of (line_number, error_text).
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