Do not autolink URLs #106

frankie-loves-jesus opened this Issue Dec 31, 2013 · 4 comments

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Is there a way to not autolink URLs?

From what I understand, twitter-text-rb isn't really meant for URLs, so I prefer letting deal with that.


Yes such issue does exist, like it does not recognize


Yes, that too.

Shouldn't Twitter Text stick to hashtags and mentions? Why even bother to autolink URLs when it has nothing to do with Twitter Text?

To quote the Unix philosophy by Bob McIlroy:

Write programs that do one thing and do it well

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Twitter-text isn't the best autolinker, but it does reliably define how URL's will be treated in tweets.
It works across Java, JS, Ruby, Obj-C, and others that adhere to conformance.
If you just need URL linking, irrespective of Twitter, this isn't your best choice.
You can autolink @names #hashtags and $cashtags separately too with each library.


Have to agree, when using twitter-text in conjunction with something like rinku for url/mailto' linking they do clash somewhat - however I can understand @jakl's point of view.

I'd probably suggest adding an option as rinku does which allows you to specify which links get converted by twitter-text, so you can choose just mentions and hashtags.

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