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Re: [O] Exporter aborts upon encountering even one unresolvable link

From: thomas
Subject: Re: [O] Exporter aborts upon encountering even one unresolvable link
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:53:08 +0200
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just my 2 cents: I think the new error message is very nice and helpful, UNLESS you work on a bigger document, narrow your buffer and try to export the narrowed portion of the document.
This does not work anymore.

I can agree with D. C. Toedt that it would be nice to have an easy way to customize this behaviour of the exporter.

- thomas

On 25.09.2015 04:50, D. C. Toedt wrote:
I just updated to 8.3.1 from 8.3beta (from git).  That appears to have been a terrible mistake on my part.

From this thread I see that the exporter now throws an error and aborts when it encounters an unresolvable link.  That makes things really, REALLY difficult.  It means I can't get a complete, working export to HTML (in my case) until all link problems are fixed in my 22KLOC .org file (which I use to generate http://www.CommonDraft.org/index.html).  That seems EXTREMELY suboptimal. (I'm trying to be tactful here.)

Worse, the exporter doesn't even generate a list of unresolvable links before aborting.  That means the only way that I can find and fix busted links (so far as I know) is to do an export --- which takes several minutes given the large file  --- and have the export abort on a single link. Then I fix that one link, export again, and have it abort again. Repeat.  Aaaargggggg.

I started looking at the hooks, as suggested in a message in the previous thread, but I'm not nearly skilled enough in elisp to be able to do anything useful.

Any suggestions?

D. C. Toedt III  (My last name is pronounced "Tate"; I go by "D. C.," which stands for Dell Charles
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