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

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] Exporter aborts upon encountering even one unresolvable link
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:21:17 -0400
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thomas <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

See the thread with title "[RFC] Draft mode":


> - 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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