[pmwiki-devel] LinkUrl / LinkTxt question
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Feb 6 13:06:27 CST 2007
On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 12:12:08PM -0500, The Editor wrote:
> On 2/6/07, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> >On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 08:45:12AM -0500, The Editor wrote:
> >> Just a quick question (second post)...
> >> Is there any way you can reset how the link text is displayed in a wiki
> >> That is, I have the Hg recipe converting the pageurl as desired, and
> >> have it resolving properly as well (almost, see below). But in two
> >> instances the displayed link text does not match the actual link.
> >> Specifically:
> >> 1. [[Group/Group]] links to Group/HomePage but displays as
> >> Group/Group (ie Group). Not all bad but could be misleading.
> >> Group.HomePage displaying as Group.Group is a bit more problematic.
> >You want [[Group/Group]] to link to Group.HomePage? Why would
> >we want that? PmWiki's philosophy is to honor what the author
> >writes and not attempt to second-guess it.
> Actually what I want is for [[Group.]] to link to Group.Home or
> whatever I set it to.
I'm working on this.
> >> 2. [[Group.]] links to Group/HomePage but displays as "Group.".
> >> Again, not terrible but the dot is easy to miss.
> >PmWiki's philosophy on link text has generally been that whatever
> >is inside the double brackets is what should be displayed as the
> >link text. The exceptions are that parens and slashes are
> >convenient shortcuts for suppressing part of the link text.
> Default PmWiki has the same problem Hg has in the instance of
> [[Test.]]. Whether considered a bug or a feature, the linktext is
> "Test." while the linkurl is "Test.Test".
It's a feature. Whatever the person writes in the brackets is what
should be displayed. If the author had wanted to have "Test.Test"
as the link text, she would've written [[Test.Test]].
> Is there a reason the linktxt cannot be set to the pageurl instead of
> the linkurl (when no title is supplied)?
I don't understand this question -- for links to pages (that don't
have ?query= or #anchor fragments), the pageurl and linkurl are
exactly the same.
> Or is it a big project to tweak PmWiki to enable the defaultname
> setting to be used when pages do not exist?
It's not a big project -- I just have to figure out the appropriate
configuration variables to introduce to make it happen.
> Or a last option, is it possible to redefine LinkPageExistsFmt by a
> function that is passed linkurl, linktxt and pageurl, and rewrite the
> output in the formula using conditionals, etc. Is that possible?
I'm not planning to do that. The way to get that capability
would be to define a custom version of LinkPage().
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