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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 666

by Macphisto (Hermit)
on Apr 17, 2001 at 23:04 UTC ( #73297=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: 666
in thread Nifty New Feature

Again, how often will this come up? Exactly how many nodes actually use a number as their title? Seems to me like your making a mountain out of a mole hill. I'd have to say the chances of you linking a node by number that ends up being a node's title are statistically slim.

Now, I cannot use [nnn] for that, because some person might insert a node titled nnn, and then my article would refer to the wrong place.
That's what that nifty "preview" button is for. You can check to see if your links are correct.

Macphisto the I.T. Ninja

Everyone has their demons....


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by merlyn (Sage) on Apr 18, 2001 at 00:25 UTC
    That's what that nifty "preview" button is for. You can check to see if your links are correct.
    Not after the fact, I can't. I make link [2345]. Someone three weeks later adds a node with title "2345". Boom, my link is broken.

    If the [2345] feature would prefer a node-id to a search, my complaint would completely go away.

    And maybe you don't care that someone could hurt your node by changing the location of a link, but I do.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker


      yeah, that could be a problem. There are nodes all around here that get used as regular parts of the page or references to user settings, etc. Would perlmonks break if someone named a node 1425? Or some other such node that gets posted on just about everyone's page?

      jynx

      PS it is my understanding that nodelets like Other Users and Chatterbox are full nodes that have id's, please correct me if i'm wrong...

      Your "clever" little trick of creating a node that happened to be a link to your random picture display, is rather annoying. As a saint here, and possibly as a "respected" person, I'd expect more from you than petty tricks.

      It seems that perhaps, if you wanted to gain respect, you would point this error out to vroom, so he could fix it when he gets around to it, but you instead decided to exploit it: Congratulations. Here comes a -- from me.
      Macphisto the I.T. Ninja

      Everyone has their demons....
        It was not my intent to leave it that way last night. I left it on for a few minutes so the others in the CB could see that it was (again) possible. I left before I remembered to change it back.

        Chill dude. Take a happy pill or something. Stop putting me up on a pedestal just so you can watch me fall. Stop attributing to malice what can be explained by stupidity!

        -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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