[Wikipedia-l] Transitioning toward a clean wiki syntax.

lcrocker at nupedia.com lcrocker at nupedia.com
Fri Aug 9 16:10:14 UTC 2002

> I think parsing [http://www.someurl.com] as <a
> href="http://www.someurl.com">[1]</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 [http://www.someurl.com
> 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.

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