[tz] Simplification and unification of scheme:// anchors

Steffen Daode Nurpmeso sdaoden at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 14:02:53 UTC 2013

Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk> wrote:
 |On 2013-01-30 11:28, Steffen Daode Nurpmeso wrote:
 |> Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk> wrote:
 |>|While on the subject, the backslash escapes at the ends of the lines
 |>|with a <URL> with a parenthesised comment on the following line is kind
 |>|of ugly.  I'm sure it must be possible to re-work your script to avoid
 |>|the need for that.  (I.e. if a line ends with a <URL> plus optional
 |>|whitespace, check if the following line starts with optional whitespace
 |>|plus parenthesised link text.)
 |> Hmm.
 |> So i've reworked the (Pod-less) script to support multiple follow
 |> lines in the middle of nowhere, and changed the two links from
 |> which i remembered that it did matter.
 |> This updated version also fixes the "trailing empty line after
 |> rules are included in data boxes" issue.
 |> And it uses normal text paragraphs for the comment text, forcing
 |> newline breaks via <br />, instead of using preformatted text for
 |> that, which makes it even nicer, since some of the dramatically
 |> long links will now be wrapped by browsers.
 |Self closing tags such as <br /> are only legal in xhtml, not plain 
 |html, so you'll need to output a XML declaration and a DOCTYPE in your 

That is indeed a good point, it must be '<br>'.

 |>   # For more about the first ten years of DST in the United States, see
 |>   # Robert Garland's <http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/dst.html> \
 |> -# (``Ten years of daylight saving from the Pittsburgh standpoint'', \
 |. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1927).
 |> +# (``Ten years of daylight saving from the Pittsburgh standpoint'', \
 |> +# Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1927).
 |It would still be great to get rid of the backslash line continuations 
 |and modify the script to work without them.

I personally like it explicit and would definitely go for the L<><>
syntax i've used first, since it is completely unambiguous.

I would also spend some more time and convert the many "headlines" that
yet exist in the comments to enough markup to get to something
real; in fact with not that much effort, maybe a weekend, it would
be possible to adjust the comments so that the script could use
indents, lists and normal paragraphs without any <br> at all;
then the Pod-way (any many others, too) could be pursued,
also leading to cross-referenced PDF output -- and that is
something that would surely be interesting for some people, as
i suppose.

But the idea ypu proposed won't work with git(1), since trailing
whitespace is a no-go; right?

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