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Re: [Groff] inconsistent synopsis for .MAILTO

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] inconsistent synopsis for .MAILTO
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 16:41:17 +0100 (CET)

>       .LINK [<url> [<description>]]
> e.g.
>       .LINK "My Home Page"
> and also:
>       .LINK
>       Home Page for
>       Silly Groff Tricks
>       .LINK
> Thats one macro name to remember, no special characters to remember
> or type, and it works with short or long text.  No?

I like this, but how will you make the last syntax form work?  My
suggestion is to have .LINK, .LINK-BEGIN and .LINK-END (or something
similar) -- it's very error-prone if .LINK can start and end something
at the same time.

> Then there are the bonus "convenience" versions, for people like me
> that hate to type one letter more than I have to:
>       .HTTP [<shortened-url> [<description>]]
>       .FTP [<shortened-url> [<description>]]

Sounds reasonable.


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