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Re: [O] org-publish-validate-link ?


From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: Re: [O] org-publish-validate-link ?
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:42:04 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:

> Fran├žois Pinard <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>
>> The manual, in [[info:org#Publishing%20links][Publishing links]],
>> speaks about an *org-publish-validate-link* function which does not seem
>> to exist in Org mode sources.  Is the function missing, or the
>> documentation misleading? :-)
>> 
>
> It was removed by Sebastian Rose in a cleaning binge back in 2010,
> with the rationale that it was not being used anywhere:
>
> ,----
> | commit 339d6fe4bbf7b9858c6323d01f32d0c73a4cd3a8
> | Author: Sebastian Rose <address@hidden>
> | Date:   Thu May 13 13:43:53 2010 +0200
> | 
> |         ...
> |     
> |             * org-publish.el (org-publish-validate-link) was not used
> |             anywhere. Removed.
> |     
> |         ...
> `----
>
> Apparently that had happened before because there is also this:
>
> ,----
> | commit d1f91f7e936b1d3caf1b17f0fe755ee085256442
> | Author: Carsten Dominik <address@hidden>
> | Date:   Sun Nov 2 16:20:40 2008 +0100
> | 
> |     Re-introduce the org-publish-validate-link function.
> `----
>
> but I cannot find the previous deletion.

From 
git log -Sdefun\ org-publish-validate-link

,----
| commit b05bc10e6794c902df679b906d8bd6ec3f5633a9
| Author: Bastien Guerry <address@hidden>
| Date:   Sun Mar 2 14:14:52 2008 +0000
| 
|     Cleaned up code.
| 
`----

-Bernt

>
> It was originally introduced with the following commit:
>
> ,----
> | commit 8fd900c6842d6f8d216ae6989b34c8de4a874e79
> | Author: Carsten Dominik <address@hidden>
> | Date:   Thu Jan 31 11:32:08 2008 +0100
> | 
> |     Release 4.40
> | 
> |     ...
> | 
> | +;;;; Checking filenames against this hash
> | +
> | +
> | +(defun org-publish-validate-link (link)
> | +  (gethash (file-truename link) org-publish-files))
> | +
> | +
> | 
> |     ...
> `----
>
> I presume it's time to add it back in, this time with a note: "Do NOT
> delete: this function may look unused, but it's referred to from the
> manual!"
>
> Archaelogy is kind of fun ;-)
>
> Nick



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