Module:Plain text

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Developed for producing short descriptions from text that may have markup, or other stuff that needs removing from short descriptions.


'''[[foo|hah]]''' <span style="color:red">is</span> '''''[[gah]]'''''<nowiki>?</nowiki>
hah is gah?
Using module
{{#invoke:Plain text|main|1='''[[foo|hah]]''' <span style="color:red">is</span> '''''[[gah]]'''''<nowiki>?}}</nowiki>
hah is gah
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--converts text with wikilinks to plain text, e.g "[[foo|gah]] is [[bar]]" to "gah is bar"
--removes anything enclosed in tags that isn't nested, mediawiki strip markers (references etc), files, italic and bold markup
local p = {}

function p.main(frame)
	local text = frame.args[1]
	text = mw.text.killMarkers(text)
		:gsub('&nbsp;', ' ') --replace nbsp spaces with regular spaces
		:gsub('<br ?/?>', ', ') --replace br with commas
		:gsub('<span.->(.-)</span>', '%1') --remove spans while keeping text inside
		:gsub('<i.->(.-)</i>', '%1') --remove italics while keeping text inside
		:gsub('<.->.-<.->', '') --strip out remaining tags and the text inside
		:gsub('<.->', '') --remove any other tag markup
		:gsub('%[%[%s*[Ff]ile%s*:.-%]%]', '') --strip out files
		:gsub('%[%[%s*[Ii]mage%s*:.-%]%]', '') --strip out use of image:
		:gsub('%[%[%s*[Cc]ategory%s*:.-%]%]', '') --strip out categories
		:gsub('%[%[[^%]]-|', '') --strip out piped link text
		:gsub('([^%[])%[[^%[%]][^%]]-%s', '%1') --strip out external link text
		:gsub('^%[[^%[%]][^%]]-%s', '') --strip out external link text
		:gsub('[%[%]]', '') --then strip out remaining [ and ]
		:gsub("'''''", "") --strip out bold italic markup
		:gsub("'''?", "") --not stripping out '''' gives correct output for bolded text in quotes
		:gsub('----', '') --remove ---- lines
		:gsub("^%s+", "") --strip leading
		:gsub("%s+$", "") --and trailing spaces
		:gsub("%s+", " ") --strip redundant spaces
		:gsub("{{I%|(.-)%|.-}}", "%1") --replace Template:I with item name
		:gsub("{{", "") --removing opening brackets
		:gsub("}}", "") --removing closing brackets
	return text

return p