[kramdown-users] url-encoding feature suggestion

Matt Neuburg matt at tidbits.com
Sat Dec 17 12:25:50 EST 2011

On Dec 17, 2011, at 12:33 AM, Thomas Leitner wrote:

> On 2011-08-18 07:52 -0700 Matt Neuburg wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be cool if kramdown would do URL-encoding? For example,
>> suppose I put this (the URL being copied out of my browser - I hope
>> this comes through the email):
>>  [A town in Slovakia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Košice)
>> The result is:
>>  <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Košice">A town in Slovakia</a>
>> But it should be URL-encoded:
>>  <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kos%CC%8Cice">A town in
>> Slovakia</a>
>> I can fix this in my own post-processing in RubyFrontier, of course,
>> but I suggest that having kramdown perform the URL-encoding itself
>> would be a cool feature. m.
> I have looked a bit around and it seems that no other markup processor
> does this. The problem is: How to detect an already correctly encoded
> URL? This is not possible, I think, and therefore kramdown has to
> assume that the URLs are already nicely encoded.

require 'URI'

def encode_if_not_encoded(s)
  s2 = URI.decode(s)
  (s == s2) ? URI.encode(s) : s

s = 'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Košice'
s = encode_if_not_encoded(s)
p s
s = encode_if_not_encoded(s)
p s


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