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As far as I know, neither Textile nor Markdown specify automatically turning
any URL into a link; they both require some kind of syntax to produce links.
So, I would imagine that's the reason why neither RedCloth nor BlueCloth
auto-link.

Gabe

On 1/27/06, Robert C. Mannl <mannl / gmx.com> wrote:
>
> I'm actually using Rails. I just asked this here because I thought
> the maintainers of those two libraries might be frequenting this ML.
>
> I really just wondered why both RedCloth and BlueCloth don't do that
> (turn urls into links). If anyone knows, I'm still interested to hear
> why that is.
>
>
> But I'm using markdown(auto_link(text)) now, so problem solved :)
> Thanks for the tip Mr Long :)
>
>
> Rob
>
>
> > John W. Long wrote:
> >>  > I'll probably just code a wrapper function that parses the URLs
> >> after
> >>  > markdown did it's thing.
> >> Try the auto_link() helper method:
> >> http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActionView/Helpers/
> >> TextHelper.html#M000426
> >
> > Install Rails just to get RedCloth or BlueCloth to link some text?
> >
> > Seems there would be a simpler way.
> >
> >
> > James
> >
> >
>
>
>

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