Pub Link Fixup Plugin

For non-utf-8 sites, fix up Pub links to use correct encoding.

This plugin performs pub link fixup of the generated HTML page. If Foswiki is configured with a non-utf-8 {Store}{Encoding}, then links to /pub files will be generated with the incorrect encoding.

Even on non-utf-8 sites, Foswiki operates fully with UNICODE and utf-8 encoding in the core and on the web interface. /pub attachment links will be generated assuming the filesnames are utf-8 encoded. This plugin provides a completePageHandler that finds utf-8 encoded links to /pub attachments and re-encodes them to the {Store}{Encoding}.

Enable this plugin to perform the link fixup. It can be safely enabled regardless of the {Store}{Encoding}. If the Plugin detects that the {Store}{Encoding} is utf-8, it quietly disables its completePageHandler.

This is not a complete fix to the issue. It is still strongly recommended that sites convert their Store to utf-8 to avoid these types of encoding issues.

Preferences

This plugin has one expert setting.
  • {Plugins}{PubLinkFixupPlugin}{Debug}. Enable to record before/after of each rewritten link to the Foswiki debug log.

Installation

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. "Extensions Operation and Maintenance" Tab → "Install, Update or Remove extensions" Tab. Click the "Search for Extensions" button. Enter part of the extension name or description and press search. Select the desired extension(s) and click install. If an extension is already installed, it will not show up in the search results.

You can also install from the shell by running the extension installer as the web server user: (Be sure to run as the webserver user, not as root!)
cd /path/to/foswiki
perl tools/extension_installer <NameOfExtension> install

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See https://foswiki.org/Support/ManuallyInstallingExtensions for more help.

Info

Change History:  
1.00 (14 Sep 2015): Initial version
Topic revision: r1 - 01 Jun 2017, UnknownUser
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