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Fri, 20 May 2016 07:38 UTC

Automatic Replace of strings

I like the simplicity of the automatic link creation when I type a new WikiWord. But I hate having to think about it all the time and as I naturally write "the wiki word" I would like the system to understand that for me. This is particularly enerving when typing people names: typing JohnDoe is not natural and it is also a pain for the eyes of a WikiStranger.

Those having a palm certainly like the capability to code small sequences so that they are transformed into long words as soon as typed. The same kind of thing exists in most of the word processors as well.

A solution

The simplest (and perfect?) solution is now at UrlBeautify.

Another (complicated) solution

Having a database used when saving (or editing?) the WikiPage to replace an Input Entry by the Output Entry to which it is linked.
This database would be fed by an appropriate action used in the code of the WikiPages: {{equivalent words="auto replace*automatic replace" separator ="*" casematters="no" dissociated="no"}}.
Such an action placed on this very WikiPage would then transform any string "auto replace" into [[AutoReplace | auto replace]].
Moreover the confort provided by such a functionality, it allows more consistency in the WikiPages by reformating the content to ensure that the WikiLinks are generated even when the author forgot the NoSpaceInBetweenRule.

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