Ticket #190 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Extend the syntax of URL hyperlinks so that they can have link texts

Reported by: PHO Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Version: 2.9.2 Keywords: URL


There is currently no way to create URL hyperlinks having link texts, that is:

--| <http://example.net/>

renders to http://example.net/, but we can't create links that look like EXAMPLE. I need something like:

--| <http://example.net/ EXAMPLE>

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by SimonHengel

I think it would be nice to reuse some existing markup for that, e.g. Markdown's syntax for links:

[some link](http://example.net/)

Of course this has the disadvantage, that it could theoretically interfere with existing documentation. I'm not sure if that is a problem.

Changed 5 years ago by SimonHengel

Our current syntax for links is already valid Markdown (Automatic Links). So using Markdown syntax for named links would be consistent.

Changed 5 years ago by SimonHengel

Markdown syntax for named URLs conflicts with our syntax for definition lists. So I ended up using the following.

<http://example.net/ some link>

This is not the most beautiful thing, but it works (the code is on my dev branch).

If anybody has any better ideas, please raise your voice.

Changed 4 years ago by anonymous

  • milestone 2.10.0 deleted

Milestone 2.10.0 deleted

Changed 4 years ago by Fūzetsu

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

This has been in stable for months, closing.

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