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Re: [O] org-url-hexify-p is not respected

From: James Harkins
Subject: Re: [O] org-url-hexify-p is not respected
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:22:29 +0800

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM, James Harkins <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm pushing a bit on this because creating an id when linking to an org-mode
> headline is the default behavior, but what I observed (couldn't open the
> link) is fundamentally broken.

OK... mainly to reassure myself that I am in fact not going crazy, I
looked at this a bit more.

If I start a fresh Emacs session and store a link to an org headline,
no ID is created, regardless of the setting of org-link-to-org-use-id,
apparently because my installation does not load the org-id module at
launch. This is also the reason why C-c C-o on an ID link failed in a
new Emacs session. After M-x load-library RET org-id RET, C-c C-o
worked fine.

So then the question is, why was I getting the ID-style links in the
first place? I hadn't loaded that module before (I didn't even know
about load-library before).

I suspect one of the org-mobile functions (which I *am* using) loads
the module. TODOs, scheduled and deadline items receive IDs during
org-mobile-push. This (or something else, but this is the only org
feature where I had ever seen IDs until my confusing experience with
C-c l) probably turned it on, but then gave me no indication that this
would break the link feature if I didn't customize org-modules.

So I think what I will do is add the module. My only real concern is
to get links that work. I had wanted to turn off IDs because it
appeared to me that they were not reliable. Indeed, without
Jambunathan K's comment about load-library, I would still be under the

So there is some documentation or warning-to-the-user issue lurking.
It seems to be assumed you won't get ID links if you didn't explicitly
load org-id (in which case you know that you need the module to open
the links), but org-id may be loaded silently and end up messing with
the user's brain.


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