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Submitted by : simon at: 2003-10-26T21:31:36+00:00 (17 years ago)
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Square brackets allow freeform page names, but these things in a page name might cause problems:

  • a ] will terminate links prematurely
[a ]? in a page name]
  • on dtml pages, dtml tags will get evaluated
[&dtml-thiswouldbeaproblem ;]?
  • on stx pages, stx quotes, asterisks etc. get formatted
[causing confusion ]?
  • on wwml pages, & gets quoted etc.
[& so on]?
  • on stx pages, a link that looks like stx's footnote urls ([refN]) will not recognize an existing page of that name
[ref1]?
  • on stx pages, a link that looks like an stx footnote link ([N]) will work normally,

unless/until the footnote is added, which it will then link to by preference

[1]?
[1]?will link here instead of to page 1

In short, in page names it's best not to include (a) a closing bracket or (b) dtml or formatting codes that the wiki might try to render, or (c) to use a page name of the form "refN".

property change --simon, Sat, 27 Sep 2003 21:20:23 -0700 reply

Category: general => formatting and rendering

see also --simon, Fri, 18 Mar 2005 13:57:56 -0800 reply

#195, #973

... --simon, Sat, 07 Nov 2009 09:19:53 -0800 reply

Severity: minor => normal