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Re^2: POD L<> and relative links?

by halley (Prior)
on Oct 20, 2006 at 14:16 UTC ( #579588=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I suggest just adding support for something that other people would find useful in the future. Like U<> for URL links instead of L<> for POD links. Then pod2html would make <a href="blah">blah</a>, pod2txt would leave it alone, and pod2rtf would do whatever RTFs do for URLs and so on.

Since the clicky URL kind of link is ubiquitous in just about any readable file format, but the POD standard doesn't really seem to cover it, I expect it would be handy for a lot of people.

If I can go one step further, maybe even add a G<> for inline graphics files. I hate the lack of simple diagramming in PODs, and the cumbersome =for html idiom for all these everyday wants.

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Re^3: POD L<> and relative links?
by skazat (Chaplain) on Oct 23, 2006 at 21:44 UTC
    Not a bad idea - I'll take it into consideration. For some inspiration, I know O'Reilly writes many of its books in a pseudo pod format - I forget what book has the source to their converter (Template Toolkit? - I may be way in Right Field), but using that as a starting point and just taking what I need would probably help ;) Seems like a lot of problems with the current POD will be helped with the POD for Perl 6 - if not, now's the time I guess for everyone to chime in - Damian just released the spec and almost has a working Perl5 parser.


    -justin simoni
    skazat me

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