[Pmwiki-users] [[include: ... ]] part of a page
Patrick R. Michaud
Fri Apr 16 11:24:04 CDT 2004
On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 10:20:45AM +1200, John Rankin wrote:
> This is a small enhancement request.
> It would be very useful (and trivial to implement) to write:
> and have pmwiki return the text up to and excluding [[#anchor]].
> There is an obvious extension to support:
> to return the text between the anchors. If [[#to]] is not in PageName,
> return the text from [[#from]] to the end.
I think I find it a bit confusing that
returns everything before #anchor, while
returns everything after #anchor and before #end. How about discarding
the first syntax and using only the second, so that it's always
If [[#from]] isn't in PageName, then the return the text up to and
excluding [[#to]]; if [[#to]] isn't in PageName, then return the text
immediately following [[#from]]. If neither are in PageName, return the
entire page. This leaves the "degenerate" cases of:
[[include:PageName#from#]] - include everything after [[#from]]
[[include:PageName##to]] - include everything before [[#to]]
and I by symmetry then think that [[include:PageName#from]] would mean
"include everything after [[#from]]" (which differs from the original
Also, I'm concerned that this feature could result in a large number of
surprises and unexpected/unwanted behaviors--if the target (included)
page has markups like:
!!![[#anchor1]] Heading 1
* [[#anchor2]] Bullet 2
Here is a paragraph [[#anchor3]] with some text in it
then the included text becomes a bit bizarre when included -- e.g.,
in which Heading 1 is now monospaced (not a heading) and there's
an extra bullet. Perhaps the semantics should include/exclude the
entire markup line containing the anchor(s), as opposed to the text
immediately/following the anchor.
Also, I don't if this relates at all to the proposal given here, but I'm
still planning to provide a ConditionalMarkup feature whereby sections
of markup text can be included/excluded based on date, language,
or other conditions (see the thread surrounding http://contra.vosn.net/pipermail/pmwiki-users_pmichaud.com/2004-January/001902.html).
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