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Bug 595 - AutoMailto -- automatically turn e-mail adresses into mailto: links (as in UseMod)
AutoMailto -- automatically turn e-mail adresses into mailto: links (as in U...
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
1.4.x
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-09-28 19:18 UTC by T. Gries
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description T. Gries 2004-09-28 19:18:42 UTC
Automatically turn e-mail adresses into mailto: links.

I am used to use on UseMod simply to type an address such as tom@wikinaut.de .
This will then automatically by rendered as a mailto link.

The UseMod page (see URL) shows some details, inter alia the needed substitution
regex:

s/([A-z0-9-_]+(?:\.[A-z0-9-_]+)*\@[A-z0-9-_]+(?:\.[A-z0-9-_]+)*(?:\.[A-z]{2,})+)/<a
href="mailto:$1">$1<\/a>/g;

The original contributors on UseMod were <brad@ltc.com>, FerdinandPrantl,
DavidAndel . 
I deeply acknowledge their rights of first filing this great idea/proposal first
with UseMod. 

Tom
Berlin
Comment 1 T. Gries 2004-09-28 19:21:37 UTC
Apparently, Bugzilla has this AutoMailto feature already built-in.... look to
this bugreport - I changed severity to "enhancement". Tom
Comment 2 Rob Church 2005-12-17 03:13:11 UTC
We get enough people plonking their email addresses into wiki pages by mistake
as it is. I'm going to WONTFIX this on the grounds that turning email addresses
into mailto links automatically is going to attract the other kind of spammer;
those who wish to harvest email addresses. It also goes against the common sense
rule of "don't post email addresses all over the web".
Comment 3 T. Gries 2005-12-17 11:07:35 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> We get enough people plonking their email addresses into wiki pages by mistake
> as it is. I'm going to WONTFIX this on the grounds that turning email addresses
> into mailto links automatically is going to attract the other kind of spammer;
Ok Rob. When I posted this enhancement proposal more than one year ago, I was a
"newcomer" to the whole project; I have learnt a lot and fully agree with you now.

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