Tightening the rules for literal `[` and `]` chars in link ids

Jacob Rus jrus at hcs.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 25 16:42:34 EDT 2006

John Gruber wrote:

> * We could also just tighten the rules for link ref IDs all the

> way, and outright ban literal `[` and `]` chars in the IDs.

It has always seemed to me that links should just be
"[A-Za-z][A-Za-z0-9._-]+", and maybe 2-3 other characters, but as few as
possible. There's no reason for a reference name that no one will ever
see to have a creative title with lots of punctuation.


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