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[perl #95784] [PATCH] Let X<> within anchorifiable paragraphs be additional anchors.

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July 31, 2011 11:04
[perl #95784] [PATCH] Let X<> within anchorifiable paragraphs be additional anchors.
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On Fri Jul 29 08:55:58 2011, wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 09:05:32AM -0600, Karl Williamson wrote:
> > I have some concerns about this whole idea. These concerns would go
> > if the X<> were to create an anchor only if that anchor doesn't already 
> > exist in the page.
> > 
> > It seems likely to me that someone would want to say
> > 
> >  =head2 foo
> >  X<foo>
> > 
> >  Description of foo
> > 
> > and this patch, if I understand it correctly, would forbid this.
> I have concerns too.  This patch overloads the meaning of the X<> tag.
> I think it's likely someone would want to say:
> =head2 foo
> Description of foo
> =head2 bar
> X<foo>
> Description of bar
> where bar is related to foo, and so would be listed under foo in the
> but should not be a target for a link to foo.
> This functionality should be implemented with a new tag, not by adding
> a meaning to the X<> tag that conflicts with the existing meaning.

I’m with Ronald here. This adds a really nice feature, but does it the
wrong way. Also, there’s currently nothing wrong with having multiple
identical X<> tags in the same document.

I don’t know in which forum pod syntax is decided, but I think it’s

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