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Re: single apostrophe's ruining external linking

by davis (Vicar)
on Dec 31, 2007 at 20:16 UTC ( #659803=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to single apostrophe's ruining external linking

Hiya,

Basically, use square brackets to create links on PerlMonks. Hopefully this link should work exactly as I expect; it was produced by this code:

[http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Formulation-of-Maxwell's-equ +ations-in-special-relativity|this link]
The pipe symbol separates the link target (your "href" bit) and the link name. So, to summarize, it's not the apostrophe, it's the linking syntax. Use the "preview" option.

Incidentally (because you mentioned apostrophes), you don't pluralize "apostrophe" by putting "apostrophe-s" on the end. The correct plural is "apostrophes".... Yes, I'm way, way too twitchy about that, and it's nothing to do with being stuck in on New Year's Eve by my lonesome... *sob*.

Happy New Year!


davis
Kids, you tried your hardest, and you failed miserably. The lesson is: Never try.


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Re^2: single apostrophe's ruining external linking
by shmem (Canon) on Dec 31, 2007 at 20:27 UTC
    In the OP's title, "apostrophe's" doesn't mean plural, but "apostrophe is".

      Verily, d'oh.
      That's the kind of boot in the backside lonely drunkards like me need. Nice one :)


      davis
      Kids, you tried your hardest, and you failed miserably. The lesson is: Never try.
      shmem thanks for sticking up for me. :-) but now that I think about it, is that a legal contraction? Like davis, I've been drinking. :-)

      I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
        Like davis, I've been drinking. :-)

        Ah, that explains the missing double quotes in your link construct ;-)

        I guess it's legal, since it is the annotation of the words as spoken. "Apostrophe is" implies a sound break between the final "e" of "apostrophe" and "is", while "apostrophe's" denotes ligation of the two syllables. As written, it is ambiguous since it could also mean the apostrophe's dative form, but 'tis clear from context it ain't ;-)

        Disclaimer: I'm not a linguist and not a native english speaker, so that's all more a gut feeling than scientific fact. As always with me... see my sig ;-)

        Cheers!

        --shmem

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