00519: let `WikiWord automatically disable that wikiword for remainder of page

Summary: let `WikiWord automatically disable that wikiword for remainder of page
Created: 2005-09-14 10:06
Status: Closed - abandoned
Category: CoreCandidate
From: Pm
Priority: 433
Version: 2.0.5

Description: For sites that have WikiWords enabled, the `WikiWord markup is a useful mechanism to prevent a WikiWord from becoming a link to another page.

However, it often gets tedious for an author to have to repeat the ` in front of every occurrence of the WikiWord. This request suggests that once an author has used a ` in front of a WikiWord, that suppresses linking for all remaining occurrences of that WikiWord for the remainder of the page. (Authors can still use [[WikiWord]] to create a link if desired.)

The downside to this is that doing it correctly will require changing the 'wikiword' markup rule a bit, which could pose issues for existing recipes.

Is there a way knowing vaguely of some possible issues before implementing?

I think some of John Rankin's cookbook recipes depend on a specific implementation and location of the ` markup rule, so changing this has the potential of breaking those recipes.

Also, whatever we choose to do for ` probably needs to take into account PITS:00510, in which `Title doesn't eliminate the ` for single-word page titles.


Closed. Since 2.1.0 has wikiwords disabled by default, this seems to be much less urgent than it originally was.