Re: formatting - internal links versus external links

Subject: Re: formatting - internal links versus external links
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:27:09 -0800

In most wikis there are huge technical differences between internal
links (which are written in wiki markup) and external links (which are
typically standard URLs). In many wikis, declaring an internal link
will create the target page if it does not exist. Typically internal
links to pages that exist, internal links to pages that do not exist,
and external links all display differently.

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 8:54 PM, Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Mediawiki & Dokuwiki distinguish these links automatically. Of course
> that's because in the wikitext it's clear which links are internal & which
> are external. In dokuwiki:
>
> external links start with http://... (or https://...). They're shown in
> blue, preceded by the globe.
> internal links don't have the http:// in front. They're shown as green.
>
> It's been a while since I've worked with Mediawiki.
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References:
formatting - internal links versus external links: From: Jay Maechtlen
Re: formatting - internal links versus external links: From: David Castro
Re: formatting - internal links versus external links: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: formatting - internal links versus external links: From: Haim Roman

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