On 8/9/02 12:10 PM, "lcrocker(a)nupedia.com" <lcrocker(a)nupedia.com> wrote:
I think parsing [http://www.someurl.com
href="http://www.someurl.com"></a> is very useful
for documenting sources within articles, particularly
quotes from web-accessible material. See the
breastfeeding article, for example.
But you can still do that with [http://... (1)] (or
[http://...|(1)] -- I plan to allow the use of "|" to be
consistent with internal link syntax).
Would it be possible to have
description] expanded in the printable version?
That's certainly doable, but I think I'll just make the
conversion do this:
[http://...] ==> [http://...|(1)]
http://... ==> [http://...]
And since the latter will print the URL, the functionality
won't change much.
The difference is that the automatic numbering is lost. It's a serious
difference, in that it pretty much ensures that people will stop using that
If we don't think the numbered url references are useful, then it's fine
that it's being lost.
But it's incorrect to believe that removing the automatic numbering won't
eliminate the usage.