Plugin: Linker

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The Linker plugin provides an enhanced link dialog for inserting/modifing links to files, mailto: links to email addresses, or links to anchors in the current page. The plugin when registered with an editor replaces the editors default createlink button.

Linker plugin displays a Tree where the user can select the file he wants to link. Currently there are three methods for filling this tree:

1. using the provided backend scanner

By default Linker provides a tree listing files under the xinha directory itself, not that useful generally so if you wish to control scan.php it can be configured similarly to ImageManager ...

          'dir' => '/path/to/base/dir',
          'include' => '/\.(php|shtml|html|htm|shtm|cgi|txt|doc|pdf|rtf|xls|csv)$/',  // REGEXP or empty
          'exclude' => '', // REGEXP or empty
          'dirinclude' => '', // REGEXP  or empty
          'direxclude' => '/(^|\/)[._]|htmlarea/' // REGEXP or empty

2. Write your own scan.php

editor.config.Linker.backend = '/url/to/your/scan.php';

scan.php should return code like this one:

// <<node-list>> = [ <<node>, <<node>>, ...]  
// <<node>> = one of the following four types
// 1. "a.html" -- URL without children or title
// 2. ["a.html", <<node-list>>] -- URL without title but with children
// 3. {url:"a.html",title:"A URL"} -- URL with title
// 4. {url:"a.html",title:"A File",children:<<node-list>>} -- URL with title, and children
  ['f.html', ['g.html','h.html']], 
  {url:'i.html',title:'I Html'},   
  {url:'j.html',title:'J Html', children:[{url:'k.html',name:"K Html"},'l.html',['m.html',['n.html']]]} 

Type 3 and 4 nodes would be the preference, I'd go so far as to deprecate type 1 and 2.

3. using configuration-variables

editor.config.Linker.backend = null;
editor.config.Linker.files = [
                               ['f.html', ['g.html','h.html']], 
                               {url:'i.html',title:'I Html'},   
                               {url:'j.html',title:'J Html', children:[{url:'k.html',name:"K Html"},'l.html',['m.html',['n.html']]]} 

This plugin incorporates the dTree javascript tree widget by Geir Landr. dTree has been slightly modified to improve performance.

The Linker plugin was developed by James Sleeman.

Last modified 11 years ago Last modified on 09/13/06 16:15:10