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automatic linking to a specific category, by title
I'd love a Codidact-specific markdown extension that links to a post in a particular category. That was really unclear, so let me give an example. A particular site can have a Glossary category with particular pages as entries in the category. Then
[[foo]] anywhere on the site will link to the "foo" entry in the glossary.
Some use cases:
- Judaism can have a glossary so people can write a term of art like "muktzeh" in a post and simply link it to let people know what it means.
- Cooking can have a Standard Methods category of explanatory posts so a recipe can say
After [[separating the eggs]],….
- The markdown
[[...]]is not meant to be final and some other can be chosen. (However, I like it, because it's similar to the
- I say
[[foo]]should link "to the 'foo' entry" and the question is — what's that? Well, most obviously it's the entry whose title is "foo". But it would be really nice to have redirection/canonicalization so that
[[separating the eggs]]can link to the "separation of eggs" page. How? Perhaps by creating a page as a redirect. Maybe people have better ideas about how to do this.
A response to expected pushback:
- Yes, I know it's possible using a userscript. But don't you want all users, not just those with the script, to be able to see the link?