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It's annoying when you know you've seen and used something before only for it to be lost in the myraid of archived Visual Studio projects that litter my hard drive, and I 've no idea of the search terms IĀ used to find it on the net in the first place. Luckily I found some regular expressions that almost worked so rolled my own:

function Linkify(text) {
= text.replace(/(https?:\/\/\S+)/gi, function (s) {
return '<a href="' + s + '">' + s + '</a>';

= text.replace(/(^|)@(\w+)/gi, function (s) {
return '<a href="' + s + '">' + s + '</a>';

= text.replace(/(^|)#(\w+)/gi, function (s) {
return '<a href="' + s.replace(/#/,'%23') + '">' + s + '</a>';
return text;
Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 11:02 AM | Back to top

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Ahhh. Thank you, thank you. :) I'm working on a chrome extension and I needed this badly.

Left by Jane on Nov 26, 2012 4:39 AM

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