[pmwiki-users] Extending file name characters

Stirling Westrup sti at pooq.com
Thu Nov 13 21:39:42 CST 2008

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 07:34:15PM -0500, Stirling Westrup wrote:
>> I've often wished for a way to explicitly ask for a particular character
>> in a link to be % encoded so that it forms a valid URL. Something like a
>> '\' escape might work so that:
>> [[home/foo#zot]]
>> is a link to the zot anchor in the foo page of the home group while
>> [[home/foo\#zot]]
>> would be a link to the foo#zot page in the home group.
> I have other expectations for the backslash -- most wiki markup
> languages are starting to use it to mean "don't process what follows
> as markup".  So we'd need to use something else -- nothing
> immediately comes to my mind, though.

I feared that the backslash would already be taken. The only other
things I can think of are %, so we'd have [[home/foo%#zot]], but that
might interfere with styles, or some sort of quote convention using
begin-escaped and end-escaped tokens...

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