Javascript URL Text Into Clickable Link

Convert all text URLs into clickable HTML link using javascript

Demo URL Converter:
Demo

Converting URL Clickable HTML Link

JavaScript
function convert_url(text, link_attributes_obj = {}) {
    //link_attributes_obj (optional) object {target:'_blank', class:'myLink'}

    //html to text
    text = text.replace(/</g, '&lt;');
    text = text.replace(/>/g, '&gt;');

    let attr = [];
    for (let k in link_attributes_obj) {
        if (k !== 'href') {
            attr.push(k + '="' + link_attributes_obj[k].replaceAll(/"/g, "'") + '"');
        }
    }

    //URLs starting with http://, https://, or ftp://
    let exp = /((?:https?|ftp):\/\/[a-zA-Z0-9][\w+\d+&@\-#\/%?=~_|!:,.;+]*)/gim;
    text = text.replace(exp, '<a href="$1" ' + attr.join(' ') + '>$1</a>');

    //URLs starting with www.
    let reg_ww =  /(?<!\/)(www\.[a-zA-Z0-9][\w+\d+&@\-#\/%?=~_|!:,.;+]*)/gim;
    text = text.replace(reg_ww, '<a href="https://$1" ' + attr.join(' ') + '>$1</a>');

    return text;
}

Usage

HTML
<textarea rows="10" cols="75" id="text-val">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, https://www.html-code-generator.com/ consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod
tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam,
quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo
consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse
cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non
proident, www.html-code-generator.com sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.</textarea>
<button id="convert">Convert</button>
<p id="preview-text"></p>

<script>
document.getElementById("convert").onclick = function(){
  let text = document.getElementById("text-val").value;
  let link_attributes = {
    target: '_blank',
    class: 'mylink',
    rel: 'nofollow noopener'
  };
  let result = convert_url(text, link_attributes);
  document.getElementById("preview-text").innerHTML= result
}
</script>