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From Howard Lewis Ship <hls...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [wiki] External links as footnotes?
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2010 01:57:14 GMT
I think I'd rather determine a way to use CSS to highlight external URLs.  I
think we have enough footnotes already!

On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Bob Harner <bobharner@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey everybody (especially those editing the Confluence docs),
> I always like a clear distinction between internal and external links
> on a web site, particularly when I'm doing some focused reading on a
> subject and don't want to accidentally click off to a barely-related
> site.  Many of the Tapestry documentation pages intermingle internal
> and external links, even in the same sentence, requiring very
> carefully clicking by those who want to just browse *within* the site.
> Earlier versions of confluence (or maybe a different theme?) displayed
> a little outbound arrow icon after external links to make them
> visually distinctive, but that feature seems to have gone away in
> recent versions of Confluence like the one Tapestry uses.
> But another way of making that clear distinction is by using
> Confluence's convenient {footnotes} tag for external links.
> I switched one page over to using footnotes as an experiment:
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TAPESTRY/IoC
> What do you all think?
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