Is there a better way to support parenthesis in links like Wikipedia links? Requiring brackets around the link is confusing to many new users who don't understand why their Wikipedia links won't work. I wrote a patch on the latest version of RedCloth to support this a lot better. Instead of stopping on a end parenthesis, it instead looks at the URL itself. If the number of opening and closing parenthesis are equal, it allows the end parenthesis in the link. I'm sure there's a better way, like checking if they are properly nested. Included is two patches, one for the C code, another to include more tests. I do not have Java, so I cannot test myself, however it should be trivial to port.
on 2009-01-05 08:17
on 2009-01-21 00:19
Fantastic! Thank you, Ryan. I've added it to an existing ticket and I can't wait to apply your patch. The ticket's URL is http://jgarber.lighthouseapp.com/projects/13054-re... Jason