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[REBOL] Re: make-doc-pro: Version 1.0.3 beta update

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 10-Jun-2002 10:19

Hi Sunanda, et al << I'm backing up Robert in his recent comment that: "Adding minimal user-friendly syntax can help a lot" >> It can help the parser writer a lot, but not the user. :) << Part of the problem with all these "pick the url from the data stream" suggestions is that it is not trivial to do. All of the following _could_ be URLs: /a-folder/a-subfolder/a-document.txt /a-folder/a-doc.htm#a-fragment /x
As a user, I would be happy if it caught the easy ones without any intervention on my part. Other tools can do this, and url! is a native type that REBOL can identify, so there's virtually no cost there (though I haven't looked at the MDP parser so maybe there is). If I have some non-standard url, or new url formats are rolled out, then having an explicit way to mark them is a good thing to have around. For the normal case, though, why should I have to mark them up? I'm not writing the parser so I won't complain either way. :) --Gregg