[Pmwiki-users] Idea for syntax of linking to an anchor within a page
Sat Aug 16 11:51:18 CDT 2003
On Sat, 16 Aug 2003, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 06:26:10PM +0200, Christian Ridderstr?m wrote:
> > (1) [[ThisPage:#Anchor link text]]
> > (2) [[http:#Anchor link text]]
> As of version 0.5.15 you can do PageName#anchor, where PageName is the
> name of the page you want to anchor to. So you can just reuse the current
> pagename in the anchor.
Umm.. the point here was to use the name of the current page, without
having to state that name explicitly (useful in included files for
> > Questions:
> > - Is [[http:#Anchor ]] supposed to work?
> > - If not, is it safe to use it? (or will it disappear in
> > future versions)
> It's very browser dependent. What happens is that it gets translated
> into html that looks like <a href='http:#Anchor'>link text</a>, and
> some browsers definitely cannot handle the url properly. So, I wouldn't
> consider it safe--not because PmWiki will ever get rid of it, but just
> because it doesn't work in all browsers.
Thanks... testing this page:
indicates that <a href='http:#Anchor'>link text</a> is valid HTML-code
even if some browsers don't support it.
> > Otherwise I'd like to suggest that the anchor link could be written as:
> > [[#Anchor link text]]
> > Spaces doesn't work as anchor names anyway (unless maybe we start adding
> > %20 or something?).
> This is just a bit tricky in the current markup, because [[#Anchor]]
> is currently being used to define an anchor. Thus we'd have the following
> [[WikiWord]] - link to WikiWord, renders as ""
> [[WikiWord link text]] - link to WikiWord, renders as "link text"
> [[#Anchor]] - defines an anchor, renders nothing
> [[#Anchor link text]] - link to #Anchor, renders as "link text"
> [[WikiWord#Anchor]] - link to WikiWord#Anchor, renders as ""
> [[WikiWord#Anchor text]] - link to WikiWord#Anchor, renders as "text"
> #Anchor - neither a link nor anchor--renders as "#Anchor"
Note that '#Anchor' renders as '1. Anchor' if on the beginning of a line,
> I definitely need to hear opinions/votes on this before I commit to
> anything--either respond to the listserv or mail me directly so
> I can have some idea of how others feel about the proposal.
I'm for it of course (since I suggested it). Using '[[#Anchor]]' to define
an anchor is nice since it's so compact, but it might be good to
introduce an alternative markup for anchors such as: '[[name:Anchor]]'.
Hmm... maybe the question should be if '[[#Anchor]]' is an intuitive
way of definining an anchor?
PS. I'm on the list now, so you don't have to mail me directly.
Christian Ridderstr?m, +46-8-768 39 44 http://www.md.kth.se/~chr
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