From: TRS-80 <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Any reason not to generate my own custom ID value (NOT CUSTOM_ID)? Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:02:45 -0400 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) First, I want to express my sincere and heart-felt gratitude to Carsten (and other contributors) for making and sharing this wonderful piece of software. I have come to refer to it as "one of the gateway drugs to Emacs" (the other being Magit, IMHO). It was certainly one of (if not /the/) main reason(s) why I started using Emacs initially. I could in fact gush all day, however people are busy, so, on to the main issue... :) It seems to me that there is nothing really stopping me from inserting whatever value I like for value of "ID" Property. Based on brief experimentation, org-store-link and org-insert-link seem to happily accept whatever value is already there (which I entered manually, for testing purposes). However I seem to recall reading some warning somewhere about this, although I cannot seem to find it right now. What I would like to do, is generate my own ID values in a more human readable format, something "ISO-like" for example "2020-09-10-1433" (as opposed to the default "uuid" method). These sort of ID are still "Unique" (well, within my own system, anyway) as long as I am not generating them more often than once per minute. And they have the advantages of being shorter, human readable, and meaningful. Even when org-id-link-to-org-use-id and org-id-track-globally are both set to "t", org-id seems happy to insert my "ISO-like" ID right into the hash table and org-id-locations-file. I do need the "across files" functionality. My understanding is that this is main difference between ID and CUSTOM_ID (the latter being local only to the file). Unless I am misunderstanding? So, what am I missing here? Any reason(s) /not/ to use my own custom ID value? In addition to the general case, one particular area I am unsure about (as I have yet to get it working) is how this all works out with HTML export, as that is something I also wanted to get working at some point. I tried studying some of the related sources (as well as mailing list archive), but could not seem to reach a conclusive answer. I was hoping that some more knowledgeable people could confirm whether this is a really bad idea, or not. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Cheers! TRS-80  It could easily be extended to second (or further) resolution, if needed. For me, minute resolution will be fine.
next reply other threads:[~2020-09-10 20:04 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-09-10 20:02 TRS-80 [this message] 2020-09-10 22:00 ` Gustav Wikström 2020-09-10 22:16 ` TRS-80 2020-09-13 20:18 ` Bastien 2020-09-10 22:20 ` Samuel Wales 2020-09-10 23:33 ` TRS-80 2020-09-11 1:06 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-11 1:31 ` TRS-80 2020-09-11 7:51 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-13 20:19 ` Bastien 2020-09-23 7:19 ` Bastien 2020-09-23 7:43 ` [PATCH] " Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-23 7:48 ` Bastien 2020-09-23 8:08 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-23 8:30 ` Bastien 2020-09-23 8:40 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-23 8:48 ` Bastien 2021-04-25 14:19 ` Bastien
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