A common task for chat plugins is to provide and consume placeholders, tokens that map to Text based on context. For example, a “name” placeholder may return a player’s name, or a “balance” placeholder may return the value of a player’s default account.
Sponge provides a simple Placeholder API that provides a registry for placeholders, as well a structure to parse them. This allows for a common way for plugins to provide their own placeholders without requiring a specific placeholder library being installed.
The Sponge placeholder API does not provide a way to parse entire strings that contain tokens.