Parsing sMention Form Data On Server In PHP

In my previous post, I introduced the sMention jQuery plugin – a plugin that adds the @mentions to a input element. But I haven’t told in the post how to handle the data on the server side after the form has been submitted. This handling replaces the @mentions to the user’s name in a[href] tag. It’s made possible using smention function bind as the callback function of preg_replace_callback. This smention function can be seen on the file comps/config.