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Answer: How do I replace a URL with a clickable hyperlink?

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Q&A > regular expressions > How do I replace a URL with a clickable hyperlink? contributed by Abigail-II

If you are interested in matching valid HTTP URI's, you could use Regexp::Common:
use Regexp::Common; $text =~ s[($RE{URI}{HTTP})] [<a href = "$1">$1</a>]g;

Abigail

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