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From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
To: Hanno Perrey <hanno@hoowl.se>
Cc: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Inconsistent handling of multi-line properties
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 13:55:07 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87o821dv7o.fsf@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <185742ab-1719-540e-742c-5496ff61731d@hoowl.se>

Hanno Perrey <hanno@hoowl.se> writes:

> Hej,
> I have noticed that properties that stretch over multiple lines using 
> the :value+: syntax are ignored by org-element-property and therefore 
> also by e.g. org-export-get-node-property when exporting to ics via 
> ox-icalendar.el (see example below). I was wondering now whether this is 
> intentional and to be expected or a bug?
> * heading with multi-line property
> :LOCATION: Someplace
> :LOCATION+: Some Street 5
> :LOCATION+: 12345 Small Town
> :END:


I am not sure if this should be fixed on org-export-get-node-property
level. Icalendar may want to concatenate the multi-line property
specially. The usual Org approach is merging such properties into a
single line.

I can see multiple solutions:
1. Change Org's behaviour globally and make org-element-property return
   a list for multi-line properties. This will likely break things, but
   I would be in favour, unless Nicolas disagrees.
2. Change org-export-get-node-property to behave like org-entry-get and
   concatenate multi-line properties into a single line
3. Change ox-icalendar to consider :LOCATION+ properties and merge them
   during export.


      parent reply	other threads:[~2022-03-20  5:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-02 15:01 Inconsistent handling of multi-line properties Hanno Perrey
2021-10-02 15:19 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-02-28 20:09   ` Greg Sullivan
2022-03-20  5:47     ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-02-28 20:34 ` Kaushal Modi
2022-02-28 20:45   ` Kaushal Modi
2022-02-28 22:18   ` Greg Sullivan
2022-03-20  5:55 ` Ihor Radchenko [this message]

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