This module provides a regular expression to match web URLs in a body of plain text.
URLRegExp is inspired by John Gruber's work on a liberal URL matching RegExp, but with a stronger focus on comprehensiveness and correctness than conciseness. It also doesn't try to match non-web URLs, like mailto: and magnet:.
It will match bare domain names with or without paths (example.com, example.com/path) and full URLs starting with either http://, https:// or //.
The RegExp is compiled from a template file and an automatically generated list of all the current top level domains. It will be updated as new TLDs are added by ICANN. XRegExp is used to provide full support for matching Unicode internationalized domain names.
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