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Nifty New Feature

by jcwren (Prior)
on Apr 13, 2001 at 08:00 UTC ( #72295=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Since Fearless Leader hasn't posted a node about this (especially considering the 10 minutes of incessant badgering he endured from persons unnamed), I'll pass this handy little tidbit along.

In the search box at the top of the page, you can now type a node number, and be transported straight to that node. Very useful when someone types a node number in without the id:// wrapped around it, or casually tosses out a node_id.

As a side effect, you can create a link to a node the same way, ie [979|Not My Home Page] instead of [id://979|Not My Home Page] (thanks to tilly for figuring out you could do that).


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by mischief (Hermit) on Apr 13, 2001 at 11:46 UTC
    What happens when someone creates a node with only numbers in the node name?
      Ah, it takes preference over node name rather than node number (so you get taken to the node called "666" rather than node 666 when you link to [666] etc).
        So, that means it's still safer to use the [id://666|my title] notation. Pity. That means this change is nearly useless for text in nodes, although it's fine for CB chatter.

        -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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Re: Nifty New Feature
by arturo (Vicar) on Apr 18, 2001 at 02:56 UTC

    Side effect: you know when you forget

    tags in the CB and you're using array indices? Well, now some of those puppies are gonna give you links to real nodes.

    On second thought, big deal.

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