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The mod:// variant is useful if you a talking about a specific module (bug, detail of use, example, etc.) and the cpan:// variant is useful when exploring solutions to a problem where there may be more than one applicable module.

I've used both variants, but use mod:// much more than cpan://. I think cpan:// is generally over used because it provides a link that is almost always at least one step away from the page of interest to the audience for the link.

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In reply to Re^2: propose updating node about linking to cpan modules by GrandFather
in thread propose updating node about linking to cpan modules by Lotus1

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    [Corion]: Meh. I get the feeling I should post a call-to-action for people to test their modules with the upcoming 5.26 (or 5.25.latest), as it seems that the smoke testers don't really weed out modules that fail without . in @INC
    [Corion]: But without instructions on how to easily test things yourself, I don't think such a call to arms is helpful
    [Corion]: (this post on nntp.perl.org / p5p makes it seem to me that smoke testers seem to have a blind spot there)
    [Corion]: Hmmm. Maybe setting $ENV{PERL5LIB}=" some path without dot"; perl Makefile.PL; make test already is enough to locally test your module...
    [Corion]: Meh, no, will need a BEGIN hook...
    [Corion]: ... and PERL5OPT does not like -e in it :-(

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