00049: link "citation" mark-up doesn't work
The style of URL link using the
[[URL]] doesn't work as expected. The expected behaviour is a "citation" link as in "" but instead the URL is simply given as the link text.
I've gotten rid of the "
[[URL]]" link citation markup in PmWiki 2.0 because it's more useful to be able to just say that anything in double brackets is a link and displays the text inside of the brackets (e.g., for
[[free links]]. It'd be nice to come up with an alternate markup for citation links, however. I'm thinking of
[[->URL]] as possibilities but I'm open to suggestions. --Pm
[[URL|]] seems the most natural in relation to the overall link scheme although I'm not sure how intuitive it is for the initiated. The reason I was originally thinking that
[[URL]] should translate to  format, was that it ads no value in relation to simply putting the raw URL (eg
http://www.host.com in the page text, but having this special behaviour in conjunction with forms like
[[(http://)www.host.com]] would be confusing. So my vote would be for the
[[URL|]] format. --LarryBaltz
There's also value in
[[http://www.example.com/image.gif]], which displays the name of the image as opposed to inlining it. --Pm
Should this be added to the Development/MarkupProposals page? LarryBaltz
I'd go for consistency with
[[URL]] being display as linked URL-text.
[[URL|#]] looks convincing to me, though I believe it implies going from
[[URL free text]] to
[[URL|free text]] in 2.0? Henning