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Mike Frysinger wrote:
> often when i'm writing docs i like to throw in links to wikipedia as it
> contains a wealth of information that i dont even want to try to duplicate
> rather than having to do like <uri
> link="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo">FOO</uri> all the time, would it be
> possible to get a new tag implemented ? say something like:
> <wikipedia topic="Foo">FOO</uri>
A few people noted why they thought this wasn't a good idea. The salient points
as I saw them were:
- Jesse: "Imagine trying to find all the URI links in a document when every
domain has it's own tag."
- Xavier: "Besides, using your tag makes it impossible for translators to
link to the translated version when available."
Let me suggest an alternative:
It remains a uri tag, but extensible. The authors could create a list of
Frequently Linked Sites as long as there's a simple transformation between the
text() of the uri tag and what the actual uri would turn out to be.
Now for the benefits:
- It's still a uri tag.
- Translators can simply tweak the transformation to point to the page in the
- It's flexible: if the author wants to add a new preset or tweak one, it's easy.
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