[kramdown-users] is this rule necessary?

Shawn Van Ittersum svicalifornia at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 15:09:43 EDT 2010


I agree with Matt on this.  [..](<..>) seems unnecessarily complicated.

Shawn

On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 11:52:41 -0700, Matt Neuburg wrote:
> This is not a huge deal, so ignore if it's too much trouble.
> 
> There's a rule in kramdown that didn't exist in Markdown: if you have this
> structure (inline link):
> 
> [...](...)
> 
> ...then if the link has any spaces in it, you have to surround it with angle
> brackets:
> 
> [...](<...>)
> 
> Otherwise the structure is not transformed to an anchor tag.
> 
> Now, this is a perfectly clear rule, so there's no bug or anything. The
> issue for me is purely a matter of convience: I have a LOT of these, and
> transforming them all (inserting the angle brackets), as I turn my Markdown
> Web sites into kramdown sites, is a pain in the butt. Which leads to me to
> ask: is this rule necessary? Why can't we just assume that [...](...) is
> this structure, and needs transforming, the same as Markdown did, regardless
> of whether the parentheses contains spaces?
> 
> m.
> 
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