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From: Chris Hunt <chrahunt@gmail.com>
To: "Juan Manuel Macías" <maciaschain@posteo.net>
Cc: orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Bug: Tildes in URL impact visible link text [9.3 (release_9.3 @ /usr/share/emacs/27.1/lisp/org/)]
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 18:54:06 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAH+Wm49URRddVahBFE8fzrhFczKfLyCT8ZogBttt6Kmkpsx4Cg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87eejbunhh.fsf@posteo.net>

> If it's just that case, you can try replacing each
> tilde with %7E (see
> https://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp). That way the
> link description would have to be formatted correctly, without spurious
> characters.

That's a good workaround, thank you. Manually replacing "~" in the URL
with "%7E" results in the expected
description ("metrics"). Using that link in Firefox navigates to the
page successfully, too.

I looked at the problem some more. I think the underlying behavior
leading to the bug is that `org-activate-links` sets an
`invisible` text property on the URL and brackets of link text.
`org-activate-code`, which runs afterwards, identifies
"code" in a way that isn't aware of links, then proceeds to drop the
"invisible" property. That behavior makes sense,
since in the usual case we're removing properties so the text is
displayed verbatim, but not when the whole text is contained
in the URL section of a link.


      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-12-27 23:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-27 16:44 Chris Hunt
2020-12-27 18:12 ` Juan Manuel Macías
2020-12-27 20:14   ` tomas
2020-12-27 21:33     ` Juan Manuel Macías
2020-12-27 23:54   ` Chris Hunt [this message]

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