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@reply links in Twitter messages

Author:
ryanberg
Posted:
July 2, 2008
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Tags:
twitter
Score:
1 (after 1 ratings)

This template filter is rewritten, courtesy of Eric Moritz.

It is meant to be used when displaying status messages from Twitter. A regular expression is used to replace all @username replies with a link to that user's Twitter page.

In use at http://ryanberg.net/blog/statuses/

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# Template tags file

from django.utils.safestring import mark_safe
import re

@register.filter(name='at_reply')
def twitter_at_reply(tweet):
    pattern = re.compile(r"(\A|\W)@(?P<user>\w+)(\Z|\W)")
    repl = (r'\1@<a href="http://twitter.com/\g<user>"'
    r' title="\g<user> on Twitter">\g<user></a>\3')
	
    return mark_safe(pattern.sub(repl, tweet))

# Template usage
{% load TAG_LIBRARY_NAME %}
{{ status.status|at_reply }}

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Comments

ericmoritz (on July 3, 2008):

Thanks for the props! It looks awesome in action.

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