Revised - Revised 2005 proposal for meta-data

Jelks Cabaniss jelks at
Sun Jan 7 21:35:45 EST 2007

Jacob Rus wrote:

> This is a Bad Idea(TM) in my opinion. Because labels for reference

> links are case-insensitive, this allows for all sorts of unanticipated

> inconsistencies, without much tangible benefit. Sure, the extra pair

> of `[]`s is a bit ugly, but it's ugliness with the useful side effect

> of making the link obvious. With this new system, it is much harder

> to tell whether [blah] is intended to be a link, or just an editorial

> insertion. Masking that difference makes the resulting document less

> readable, especially if the reference comes much later in the

> document.

You can still use the extra `[]`s if you prefer. The "new system" as you
call it is not a replacement, it's an alias. Author's choice.


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