Tightening the rules for literal `[` and `]` chars in link ids
gruber at fedora.net
Mon Sep 25 15:19:47 EDT 2006
John Gruber <gruber at fedora.net> wrote on 9/25/06 at 3:09 PM:
> My thinking is that this can be solved by changing the rules for
> link IDs to state that they can only contain embedded literal
> brackets if (a) they're properly nested; or (b) they're backslash
> Objections or suggestions?
My other thoughts, I should add:
* We could also just tighten the rules for link ref IDs all the
way, and outright ban literal `[` and `]` chars in the IDs.
* Even if we allow them, it might be easier, both in terms of
code and documentation, to simply state that they must be
After a few more minutes of thought, I'm having a hard time coming
up with a good reason why `[` and `]` shouldn't just be banned
characters for link ref IDs.
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