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Re: [O] fetching the description from a link string

From: Alan Schmitt
Subject: Re: [O] fetching the description from a link string
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:58:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

On 2015-11-16 10:45, Rasmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Alan Schmitt <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hello,
>> I cannot seem to find in org.el a function that will return the
>> description part of a link. I'm probably missing it … Could someone tell
>> me if such a function exists?
> org-element-context on a link will give you what you want.  It lives in
> org-element, though.
> Something like this when point is on a link,
>     (let ((e (org-element-context)))
>       (buffer-substring-no-properties
>        (org-element-property :contents-begin e)
>        (org-element-property :contents-end e)))

Thank you for the suggestion. I'm already doing something similar:
#+begin_src emacs-lisp
(let ((link (org-store-link nil))
      (name (org-element-property :raw-value (org-element-at-point))))

For some reason I was under the impression that org-element might be
overkill for this, but it works well.

Thanks again,


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