Submitted by : at: 2005-01-11T16:21:55+00:00 (16 years ago)
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Currently, free-form links to non-existent pages appear different, depending on whether they are [[new double-bracket links]]? or [new single-bracket links]?. It makes more sense to hide the source syntax and make all creation links appear the same way, say with single brackets (or no brackets). This is especially a concern for sites that use wikipedia-like double brackets only, since then all page-creation links look quite cluttered: four brackets and a question mark.

But what would be the standard? --betabug, Sun, 18 May 2008 02:58:18 -0700 reply

Since people working on a double-bracket wiki would expect to be shown double brackets and those who use single brackets are probably expecting to see single brackets.

The point of the bracket syntax is that they are likely not to be inserted by accident (like WikiNames sometimes are), so IMHO the 4-brackets-and-questionmark are just temporary and expected to be there.

Agreed --frank, Sun, 18 May 2008 20:26:50 -0700 reply

If we really want this, we should also consider hiding the entire source syntax and get rid of page types.

... --frank, Sun, 18 May 2008 20:32:15 -0700 reply

Severity: minor => wishlist Status: open => closed