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Re^3: POD L<> and relative links?

by Joost (Canon)
on Oct 20, 2006 at 00:03 UTC ( #579488=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: POD L<> and relative links?
in thread POD L<> and relative links?

The thing is, you're writing POD, not HTML. POD does not really have a concept of relative links, it just has "links". The pod translator has to figure out how to link stuff, and it can do that by making (relative) urls for HTML, creating hyperlinks in for info files or just displaying the raw text. Full URLs in links are useful because they will work more or less anywhere, independent of the location of the POD or generated file. Relative links depend on the eventual location of the generated file, which is not known in general. Ofcourse, you can always write your own pod2html tranlator if you do know.

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Re^4: POD L<> and relative links?
by skazat (Chaplain) on Oct 20, 2006 at 00:06 UTC

    I'm beginning to understand you're view :) Thanks for being patient with me.

    It's a pity though, since I do generate HTML documents from the POD that's scattered all through the program, and distribute this documentation with the program itself.

    Oh well. The, "Make your own translator" doesn't seem too big of a challenge as brian points out (Rolls up sleeves...)


    -justin simoni
    skazat me

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