I can't decide if this is a great idea, or a terrible one…

Here's the problem it solves:

Markdown is supposed to look good both as plain text and when parsed to HTML. This *mostly* works for things like emphasis, but it doesn't work well for links.

So, here's the idea: a markup language that defines link text as anything between a zero width space and a `(` and the URL as everything before the `)`

So I could write:

> I wrote a blog post (codesections.com/blog/) about gtypist

Thoughts?

@codesections I would never want invisible control codes in my markup files. The typical way of
[title](url)

is pretty readable, but the footnote version
[title] [id]

[id]: URL

is nicer for print.

@mdhughes

> I would never want invisible control codes in my markup files.

Yeah, that's what I'm torn on. If I'm writing/editing the document in an environment that displays the invisible characters, then I might not mind.

But maybe that's a slippery slope towards rich text, I don't know…

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@codesections Sure, why not just insert printer control codes in your text, like we did back in the '70s? ;-)

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