As I suggested in march 2007, the URL replace filter module by David Lesieur looked like a promising replacement for that experimental module, and it would be possible at some point to switch to his module.
For the most common case, where you want to have image links like <img src="foo.png" alt="foo" /> replaced on the fly by <img src="http://www.example.com/bar/foo.png" alt="foo" />, all it takes is a one-time update to your database: replace your file references to "foo.png" by a "magic" path of your choice, like "magic". Then:
- apply the patches to
url_replace_filteror use a newer version including these patches if David chooses to validate them
- go to
admin/settings/url_replace_filterand enable absolute path generation
- for each of the content types on which you have enabled the url_replace_filter input filter, configure it with a rule like:
And that's all there is to it ! Of course, if you meet problems with this change, comment here since there is no issue queue on d.o. for img_relocator, and I'll try to answer here.
After a transition period lasting until 2008/06/30, I will remove img_relocator from my sandbox, to limit confusion on newcomers.