What is a good complete regular expression or some other process that would take the title:
How do you change a title to be part of the URL like Stack Overflow?
and turn it into
that is used in the SEO-friendly URLs on Stack Overflow?
The development environment I am using is Ruby on Rails, but if there are some other platform-specific solutions (.NET, PHP, Django), I would love to see those too.
I am sure I (or another reader) will come across the same problem on a different platform down the line.
I am using custom routes, and I mainly want to know how to alter the string to all special characters are removed, it's all lowercase, and all whitespace is replaced.