[pmwiki-users] Variables in localmap.txt (Was: clean URLs for wikifarm in
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Mon Mar 21 09:07:19 CST 2005
At 2005-03-20 07:06 PM -0600, Patrick R. Michaud is rumored to have said:
>On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 12:51:12PM -0500, Neil Herber wrote:
> > At 2005-03-16 09:58 AM -0600, Patrick R. Michaud is rumored to have said:
> > >We also have the outstanding issue (from Neil Herber, I believe), of
> > >wanting to be able to place things in the localmap.txt file that result
> > >in substitutions but don't require the colon, so that certain barewords
> > >always result in links.
> > Having had time to reflect on this, and also having forgotten why I was so
> > keen on it before ...
>I think you described it that you wanted "Neil" to automatically link
>to some external url. :-)
This sounds like an excellent idea to me and should probably be made part
of the standard distribution. ;->
> > ... I think my *current* thinking is that bare words forming
> > links would be great, but it would make more sense to use the link markup
> > that exists.
> > So in your example above, just Pm on the page would render as the 2
> > characters, while [[Pm]] would make them a link
> > to http://www.pmichaud.com/ , as defined in the intermap.
>...and you'd never want to have a page called "Pm"? Or would it use
>the intermap link only if there's no valid local reference to a page
>named "Pm"? (I'm wondering how this might interact with the PmWiki:
>and Cookbook: intermap links that are already defined in
I now remember why I was so keen on this, and in retrospect the "need" has
disappeared. I was hoping to have to save my authors from creating links
"the hard way" by providing a bunch of bare-word automatic links. So when
they entered IBM or Adobe or iHOP, an automatic link would form to the home
page of each corp. So far, my authors have barely used internal links, let
alone external ones. Plus, the linking ends up being capricious: a
discussion of IBM doesn't necessarily need a link to their web site, and if
it did, it would probably be to a deep link.
You can scratch this request from me. I don't think I made it a PITS entry.
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