Edward D. Loper
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 15:40:04 EST
Since  are not allowed in URLs, and we already have expressions of
the form "name":[ref], how does the following sound:
Use "name":[ref] for in-line hrefs. If ref is a single token, and
there is a directive of the form:
Then use url as the URL; otherwise, use ref as the URL.
Of course, we'd want to talk to the STNG people about this, but it
seems to solve a number of problems:
1. detecting the end of the URL is trivial
2. "name":url. is no longer ambiguous, because we would either say
"name":[url]. or "name":[url.]
3. It seems easier to read
4. '":[' is much less likely to occur unintentionally in text than
'":' is. So we don't have to worry about people saying things
like "foo":bar by accident, instead of intending an href.
If we can agree upon it among ourselves, then I think we should start
trying to convince the STNG people..