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.


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


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. Use "Find More Extensions" to get a list of available extensions. Select "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 for more help.


Change History:  
1.00 (14 Sep 2015): Initial version
Topic revision: r1 - 13 Sep 2015, ProjectContributor - This page was cached on 08 May 2019 - 11:37.

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