mmm... as sooo hard to find this... i looked on! shock horror. & tah
do :) its done :)

28-Jun-2001 04:30

I use this function to make hyperlinks from user submitted URL's (useful
for notice boards, etc.):

$message = preg_replace("/((http(s?):\/\/)|(www\.))([\w\.]+)/i",
"<a href=\"http$3://$4$5\"
target=\"_blank\">$2$4$5</a>", $message);

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Romine" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 7:08 AM
Subject: [PHP-DB] finding a link in large text blob

> Is everyone ignoring me?? This is the third time I have asked for
> assistance on this...
> Is there an easy way (say using eregi_replace) to find a link reference
> in a blob of text and add the <a href> anchor around it? Something like:
> "text has a link to a website at
> ..."
> and converts it to
> "text has a link to a website at <a
> href=''>website</a> ..."
> My thoughts are that I should be able to do something like a
> eregi_replace, finding any occurances of http:// and trapping all
> non-space characters following it to convert to the anchor. But what
> about multiples? How do I rebuild the text with the substitute strings?
> Thanks in advance
> Terry

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