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Interwiki Plugin

The InterwikiPlugin links ExternalSite:Page text to external sites based on aliases defined in the InterWikis topic. This plugin is inspired by UseMod Wiki's inter-wiki links, http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?InterWiki.

Syntax Rules

InterwikiPlugin Settings

Plugin settings are stored as Preferences variables. To reference a plugin setting write %<plugin>_<setting>%, for example, %INTERWIKIPLUGIN_SHORTDESCRIPTION%

  • One-line description, shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Link ExternalSite:Page text to external sites based on aliases defined in a rules topic

  • Link rules topic name: (default is InterWikis)
    • Set RULESTOPIC =

  • Suppress tooltip help for links: (0 or 1, default is 0)
    • Set SUPPRESSTOOLTIP = 0

Plugin Installation Instructions

ALERT! NOTE: This Plugin is included in the TWiki distribution package. You do not need to install it unless you want to upgrade to a newer version.

  • Download the ZIP file from the TWiki:Plugins web (see below)
  • Unzip InterwikiPlugin.zip in your TWiki installation directory. Content:
    File:down Description:
    data/TWiki/InterwikiPlugin.txt Plugin topic
    data/TWiki/InterWikis.txt Link rules topic for inter-site links
    lib/TWiki/Plugins/InterwikiPlugin.pm Plugin Perl module
  • Test: If the Plugin is correctly installed, this Wiki:InterWiki link should point to http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?InterWiki topic - try it out.

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main.AndreaSterbini, TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Plugin Version: 1.008
Change History:  
26 Feb 2005: 1.008 TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie cleaned up code and made Dakar-ready
25 Aug 2004: 1.005 TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny updated InterWikis link rules (no code change)
09 Mar 2004: Internal changes: Use only official TWiki::Func Plugin API; for increased speed, moved Interwiki link handling from outsidePREHandler to startRenderingHandler
16 Feb 2004: Support [[Site:Page][label]] Interwiki links (PTh); use TWiki::Func interface for I18N regular expressions (Walter Mundt)
18 Jan 2003: Allow number sign # in Page name (PTh)
31 Aug 2002: Allow percent sign % in page name (PTh)
27 Jul 2001: Allow numbers 0-9 in site name
26 Jul 2001: Fixed alternating missed link bug due to greedy $postfixPattern (fix by Richard Donkin)
14 Jul 2001: Changed to plug & play
16 Jun 2001: Made tooltips optional; prevent Module::Sub type of link
12 Jun 2001: Added optional tool tips (IE only); added the link rules topic name variable; added flexible link patterns; optional $page in URL
10 Jun 2001: Changed rules topic to table-based syntax
20 Feb 2001: TWiki:Main.AndreaSterbini, TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - Initial version
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.0
Plugin Home: TWiki:Plugins/InterwikiPlugin (TWiki:Plugins/InterwikiPlugin)
Feedback: TWiki:Plugins/InterwikiPluginDev (TWiki:Plugins/InterwikiPluginDev)

Related Topics: InterWikis, TWikiPreferences, TWikiPlugins

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