The vestigial <'s and >'s are ugly and confusing. They make it appear that you omitted a pod formatting code
Aside from delimiting a url in text, how else would you distinguish the beginning and end of a url in text-only console?
How would you tell these apart without delimiters?
Perhaps with something like B<...> or C<...> do in a text-only environment.
with something that was indistinguishable from a missing or invalid
It hasn't gone unnoticed :) Though I don't immediately see it in
I've seen this bug reported before, and rejected as not-a-bug, as per http://perldoc.perl.org/perlpodspec.html#About-L%3C...%3E-Codes
I'm interested in the conflict between current documentation and current behavior.
As far as I can tell, I'm following current documentation,
which is in conflict with current behavior, as other responders have observed.