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I was writing documentation using TWiki and had used WikiWords whereever I mentioned a concept.

When I had the document reviewed (on paper) I was told that although it might be nice to be able to click through I must take out most of the WikiWords as the presence of so many Capitalised Words Everywhere was Jarring To The Eye. (NB. I use CanIRenderWikiWordsSpacedOut)

It occurred to me that often I wanted the links but not the capitalisation. And I wanted it cheaply (i.e. I couldn't be bothered to write [[ JarringToTheEye] [jarring to the eye]]!)

So, I figured, perhaps we could use BumpyWords such as jarringToTheEye (hitherto used only as a coding convention) in documents when we want to render without significance but still want to be able to click through to JarringToTheEye and WikiWords when we want to show prominance.


-- MartinCleaver - 09 Jun 2001

I think the simplest thing is to just use the [[ ... ]] convention, or the new March beta feature that allows you to have unrelated text appearing instead of the WikiWOrd - it doesn't take long to type, probably less time than figuring out the right topic name. Rendering jarringToTheEye as a lower case, spaced out link (which I think is what you mean by 'without significance') seems like it would cause problems with some existing text, though it could perhaps be configurable.

An implementation possibility is to use a modified 'view' script, for use when printing only (might be possible using skins and the DefaultPlugin if you can sense which skin was used within the script).

-- RichardDonkin - 09 Jun 2001

Sure, it would need to be a plugin, enableable on a per-web or per-page basis - it would ruin code samples if applied more generally than that!

I can't see why I should need an extra script though. Why can't it be done with the rendering rules in a plug-in? (Is there a PlugInChainingMechanism?) Also, I'd like to be able to use BumpyWords for viewing as well as for printing.

-- MartinCleaver - 11 Jun 2001

Maybe a little off topic, but can somebody who knows the TWiki code real well tell me in which file and around what line is code for checking to see if a TopicExists and making it yellow with the question mark if it doesn't? (I want to change what happens when a user clicks on the question mark).

-- DavidSachitano - 23 Jul 2002

Look in TWiki::internalLink for the topic exist test.

-- PeterThoeny - 24 Jul 2002

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