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Re: propose updating node about linking to cpan modules

by graff (Chancellor)
on Apr 17, 2014 at 02:42 UTC ( #1082582=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to propose updating node about linking to cpan modules

I actually wasn't aware (or maybe I just forgot so long ago…) that we could use [mod://...] to link directly to specific module pages. That's good to know.

But I always thought that the way [cpan://...] links work was the "preferred" way, because you not only get the targeted module itself at the top of the search results, but you also get a list of other modules that are likely to be closely related, and that's usually quite informative and helpful.

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Re^2: propose updating node about linking to cpan modules
by GrandFather (Sage) on Apr 19, 2014 at 03:48 UTC

    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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