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embedding links from metadata

This discussion is related to the OEmbed addon.
edited November 2015 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.3


This plugin is creating embeddable content for all links. Not just the ones in the user posts.

This includes, any links in the og metadata
These are located between the <head> tags of the page.

The causes (I suspect) are specifically these tags:

<meta property="og:description" content="look:">
<meta name="description" property="og:description" itemprop="description" content="look:">

The obvious solution would be to only search for URLs in the <body> tag (or a particualy set of divs).

However my programming knowledge is limited, and vanilla documentation is somewhat sparse.
Any help/tips will be appreciated.

The code i have to modify is probably here (class.oembed.plugin.php):

    public function base_links_handler($sender, $args)
        $self = $this;

        $mixed =& $args['Mixed'];

        // Include Composer autoloader
        $this->getResource('library/vendors/autoload.php', true);

        // Get instance of Essence library
        $essence = \Essence\Essence::instance();

        // Replace links with embedable HTML
        $mixed = $essence->replace($mixed, function($media) use ($self) {
            $slug = str_replace(' ', '', ucwords($media->providerName));

            $media->set('providerSlug', $slug);

            include $self->getView($media->type.'.php');



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