[pmwiki-users] RFC: Link titles

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Sun Oct 30 15:30:33 CDT 2011

On 31/10/11 3:29 AM, Peter Bowers wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Rogutės Sparnuotos
> <rogutes at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>> Petko Yotov (2011-10-30 03:38):
> ...
>> If quotes weren't already used for external links and images, I would be
>> in favour of [[Link|text|title]] (which feels like a logical extension to
>> current link markup). But since quotes are already used for this...
> I agree.  [[Link|text|title]] is nicer in a vacuum, ...
How would you write the equivalent of [[Link"title"]]? I'm not sure that 
[[Link|Link|title]] is "nicer". You couldn't write [[Link||title]] -- 
try [[Link|]] to see why.

But as you say:
> ... consistency is
> more important. [[Link"text"|title]] as you have suggested is the way
> to go unless we're prepared to change the other types of links as well
> (which means that for the foreseeable future we would have to support
> both syntaxes presumably to maintain backwards compatibility).
Exactly! (assuming [[Link"title"|text]]).


John Rankin

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