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Re: L<> links in pod (was Re: 5.8.2 perldelta)

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Autrijus Tang
November 1, 2003 03:48
Re: L<> links in pod (was Re: 5.8.2 perldelta)
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On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 10:03:45PM +0100, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> Sean M. Burke wrote:
> > If I may critique podchecker for a minute:  BULLSHIT!
> Well actually, if we reformulate F<...> as "this is an URI", pod2html's
> habit to turn F<http://...> into links makes sense retroactively.

That contradicts existing usage.  For example, one often sees:

    This module will search for a F<foo.conf> in your C<$ENV{PATH}>,
    parse it, and write the parse tree as F<foo.out> in an temporary
    directory as an intermediate cache.

Neither "foo.conf" nor "foo.out" is a URI in that paragraph.  They are
not relative to the POD's current directory, and does not serve well as
anchors of anything.

So I'd prefer to keep the documented perlpodspec/perlpod interpretation.


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