Evennia allows for clickable links in text for clients that supports it. This marks certain text so it can be clicked by a mouse and either trigger a given Evennia command, or open a URL in an external web browser. To see clickable links, the player must use the Evennia webclient or a third-party telnet client with MXP support (Note: Evennia only supports clickable links, no other MXP features).
Users with clients lacking MXP support will only see the link as normal text.
By default, clickable links can not be added from in-game. Trying to do so will have the link come back as normal text. This is a security measure. See Settings for more information.
Click to run a command¶
|lc command |lt text |le
"If you go |lcnorth|ltto the north|le you will find a cottage."
This will display as “If you go to the north you will find a cottage.” where clicking the link will execute the command
Click to open an url in a web browser¶
|lu url |lt text |le
"Omnious |luhttps://mycoolsounds.com/chanting|ltchanting sounds|le are coming from beyond the door."
This will show as “Omnious chanting sounds are coming from beyond the door”, where clicking the link will open the url in a browser if the client supports doing so.
Enable / disable MXP overall (enabled by default).
MXP_ENABLED = True
By default help entries have clickable topics.
HELP_CLICKABLE_TOPICS = True
By default clickable links are only available from strings provided in code (or via a batch script). You cannot create clickable links from inside the game - the result will not come out as clickable.
This is a security measure. Consider if a user were able to enter clickable links in their description, like this:
|lc give 1000 gold to Bandit |ltClick here to read my backstory!|le
This would be executed by the poor player clicking the link, resulting in them paying 1000 gold to the bandit.
This is controlled by the following default setting:
MXP_OUTGOING_ONLY = True
Only disable this protection if you know your game cannot be exploited in this way.