[pmwiki-users] RFC: Link titles

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Sun Oct 30 22:06:27 CDT 2011

On 31/10/11 11:41 AM, Rogutės Sparnuotos wrote:
> John Rankin (2011-10-31 09:30):
>>> 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.
> For the arguments sake:
> 1. [[Link|]] works just fine: it creates<a href="...Link"></a>
> 2. [[Link||title]] would create<a href="...Link" title="title"></a>
Yes, that is exactly my point. The examples show why [[Link"title"]] is 
a better markup than [[Link|Link|title]], in my view. Link text and 
title text are independent data items, so we should not need to specify 
one in order to specify the other. The markup Petko proposes is in that 
sense better, as you can specify one, the other, or both. With the 
alternative proposal, you can specify link text without title text, but 
not vice versa.

Sorry I wasn't clear.

John Rankin

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