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Re: [O] new link parameters and link abbreviations

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] new link parameters and link abbreviations
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:44:48 +0200


John Kitchin <address@hidden> writes:

> I can confirm this happens. I think it happens because the abbreviation
> is not listed in org-plain-link-re, so when the bracket link is
> activated, no type is ever defined (it is done by a group in the
> org-plain-link-re). The type is somewhat fundamental to the activation
> function, as it is used to look up all the link properties, and hence
> you get the default help (and all other properties too).
> I haven't thought of a simple fix though. It would involve adding the
> abbreviations to the known link types, and some kind of lookup for when
> the type in a link is not in org-link-parameters that resolves the type
> to something in org-link-parameters. Since the abbreviations seem to
> have quite flexible format, it isn't obvious how to do that robustly,
> without changing the abbreviation syntax.

I pushed a simple fix as 112463cbffb8bec7ec318c27d3b862e9ddcf76f3 that
avoids extending `org-plain-link-re'. Link abbreviation is limited to
bracket links whereas `org-link-parameters' helps defining plain links.

Let me know if it isn't a sufficient solution.


Nicolas Goaziou

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