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Re: [O] org reserved and special words in drawers

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [O] org reserved and special words in drawers
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 02:49:03 +0100
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Hi Tony,

tony day <address@hidden> writes:

> I've been thinking about a patch for org-mode that would give an
> option to place various org concepts in a drawer rather than
> automatically in the body of the document. The overall idea is that
> for some use cases, it makes sense to disturb the underlying content
> as little as possible. In other words, we could then /apply/ org-mode
> on a document rather than transforming a document into an org
> document.
> Is this doable or is it a crazy amount of work for little benefit?

What is doable is to try to enhance Org so that less stuff come in the
way, sure.

What we may think about is a "Org readable exchange format (oref?)",
which would take the output of Nicolas' parser, export it in Org-mode
using some specific properties like "TAGS:" "TODO:" etc.

> The org concepts I've penciled in are:
> ** tags
> What might be the best scheme for defining tags as properties rather
> than in headlines?

See above.

> ** scheduled, closed, deadline
> It should be possible to put these in drawers.

There is a plan for this, yes.

> ** =todo=
> Can we put =todo= keywords in drawers but still easily use all the
> org-mode technology surrounding them?

See above.

> ** item
> Would it be at all possible to define an item without actually adding
> a header? One solution that comes to mind is to define an item (or a
> subtree in other words) as all content until the next properties drawer. 
> Is there anything else missing from this list?

Maybe you can start working on a org-e-oref exporter, storying *all*
metadata into properties? ... Don't know where it will lead, but who


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