Originally posted by Bart Allen:
Are there certain words or word combinations that will always result in a hyperlink? If so, you could create a secondary file of these values and then write a generator that produced an xml file out of you base text property file and your app would look at the gen'd xml file instead of the properties file. Modifications to the base text files would require re-running of the generator.
Yeah, that is a possibility. But probably overkill for our situation. We don't have any sentences with more than one link now so the prefoo/foo/postfoo approach is probably best. We're not talking about a site with thousands of pages of text and links so a not so elegant solution will have to do for now. But this must be a fairly common problem.