Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of TracLinks


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    44[[PageOutline(2-5,Contents,pullout)]]
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    6 TracLinks are a fundamental feature of Trac, because they allow easy hyperlinking between the various entities in the system — such as tickets, reports, changesets, Wiki pages, milestones, and source files — from anywhere where WikiFormatting is used.
     6TracLinks are a fundamental feature of Trac, allowing easy hyperlinking between the various entities in the system — such as tickets, reports, changesets, Wiki pages, milestones, and source files — from anywhere WikiFormatting is used.
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    88TracLinks are generally of the form '''type:id''' (where ''id'' represents the number, name or path of the item) though some frequently used kinds of items also have short-hand notations.
     
    3434          `diff:tags/trac-0.9.2/wiki-default//tags/trac-0.9.3/wiki-default`
    3535          or `diff:trunk/trac@3538//sandbox/vc-refactoring@3539`
    36  Files :: `source:trunk/COPYING`, `source:/trunk/COPYING@200` (at version 200), `source:/trunk/COPYING@200#L25` (at version 200, line 25)
     36 Files :: `source:trunk/COPYING`, `source:/trunk/COPYING@200` (at version 200), `source:/trunk/COPYING@200#L25` (at version 200, line 25), `source:/trunk/COPYING@200:27-30#L25` (at version 200, line 25, highlighting lines 27-30)
    3737}}}
    3838{{{#!td
     
    4949          diff:tags/trac-0.9.2/wiki-default//tags/trac-0.9.3/wiki-default
    5050          or diff:trunk/trac@3538//sandbox/vc-refactoring@3539
    51  Files :: source:trunk/COPYING, source:/trunk/COPYING@200 (at version 200), source:/trunk/COPYING@200#L25 (at version 200, line 25)
     51 Files :: source:trunk/COPYING, source:/trunk/COPYING@200 (at version 200), source:/trunk/COPYING@200#L25 (at version 200, line 25) source:/trunk/COPYING@200:28-31#L25 (at version 200, line 25, highlighting lines 28-31)
    5252}}}
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    135135
    136136But in practice you often won't need to add the `../` prefix to link to a sibling page.
    137 For resolving the location of a wiki link, it's the target page closest in the hierarchy to the page where the link is written which will be selected. So for example, within a sub-hierarchy, a sibling page will be targeted in preference to a toplevel page.
     137For resolving the location of a wiki link, it's the target page closest in the hierarchy to the page where the link is written which will be selected. So for example, within a sub-hierarchy, a sibling page will be targeted in preference to a top-level page.
    138138This makes it easy to copy or move pages to a sub-hierarchy by [[WikiNewPage#renaming|renaming]] without having to adapt the links.
    139139
     
    148148  [#Linkanchors Link anchors] or [[#Linkanchors|Link anchors]]
    149149
    150 Hint: when you move your mouse over the title of a section, a '¶' character will be displayed. This is a link to that specific section and you can use this to copy the `#...` part inside a relative link to an anchor.
     150Hint: when you hover your mouse over the title of a section, a '¶' character will be displayed. This is a link to that specific section and you can use this to copy the `#...` part inside a relative link to an anchor.
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    152152To create a link to the first or last occurrence of a term on a page, use a ''pseudo anchor'' starting with '#/' or '#?':
     
    194194Any type of Trac link can be written in one Trac environment and actually refer to resources in another Trac environment. All that is required is to prefix the Trac link with the name of the other Trac environment followed by a colon. The other Trac environment must be registered on the InterTrac page.
    195195
    196 A distinctive advantage of InterTrac links over InterWiki links is that the shorthand form of Trac links (e.g. `{}`, `r`, `#`) can also be used. For example if T was set as an alias for Trac, links to Trac tickets can be written #T234, links to Trac changesets can be written [trac 1508].
     196A distinct advantage of InterTrac links over InterWiki links is that the shorthand form of Trac links can also be used, such as `{}`, `r`, `#`. For example, if T was set as an alias for Trac, then links to Trac tickets can be written as #T234, and links to Trac changesets can be written as [trac 1508].
    197197See InterTrac for the complete details.
    198198
     
    261261
    262262The link syntax for attachments is as follows:
    263  * !attachment:the_file.txt creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the current object
     263 * !attachment:the_file.txt creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the current page
    264264 * !attachment:the_file.txt:wiki:MyPage creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the !MyPage wiki page
    265265 * !attachment:the_file.txt:ticket:753 creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the ticket 753
     
    269269If you'd like to create a direct link to the content of the attached file instead of a link to the attachment page, simply use `raw-attachment:` instead of `attachment:`.
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    271 This can be useful for pointing directly to an HTML document, for example. Note that for this use case, you'd have to allow the web browser to render the content by setting `[attachment] render_unsafe_content = yes` (see TracIni#attachment-section). Caveat: only do that in environments for which you're 100% confident you can trust the people who are able to attach files, as otherwise this would open up your site to [wikipedia:Cross-site_scripting cross-site scripting] attacks.
     271This can be useful for pointing directly to an HTML document, for example. Note that for this use case, you'd have to allow the web browser to render the content by setting [[TracIni#attachment-render_unsafe_content-option|"[attachment] render_unsafe_content"]] = `enabled`. Caveat: only do that in environments for which you're 100% confident you can trust the people who are able to attach files, as this opens up your site to [wikipedia:Cross-site_scripting cross-site scripting] attacks.
    272272
    273273See also [#export:links].
     
    294294=== search: links
    295295
    296 See TracSearch#SearchLinks
     296See TracSearch#SearchTracLinks
    297297
    298298=== ticket: links
     
    322322See WikiPageNames and [#QuotingspaceinTracLinks quoting space in TracLinks] above. It is possible to create a link to a specific page revision using the syntax WikiStart@1.
    323323
    324 === Version Control related links
    325 
    326 It should be noted that multiple repository support works by creating a kind of virtual namespace for versioned files in which the toplevel folders correspond to the repository names. Therefore, in presence of multiple repositories, a ''/path'' specification in the syntax of links detailed below should start with the name of the repository. If omitted, the default repository is used. In case a toplevel folder of the default repository has the same name as a repository, the latter "wins". One can always access such folder by fully qualifying it. The default repository can be an alias of a named repository, or conversely, it is always possible to create an alias for the default repository, ask your Trac administrator.
     324=== Version Control system links
     325
     326It should be noted that multiple repository support works by creating a kind of virtual namespace for versioned files in which the toplevel folders correspond to the repository names. Therefore, in presence of multiple repositories, a ''/path'' specification in the syntax of links detailed below should start with the name of the repository. If omitted, the default repository is used. In case a toplevel folder of the default repository has the same name as a repository, the link directs to the latter. One can always access such folder by fully qualifying it. The default repository can be an alias of a named repository, or conversely, there may be one or more aliases for the default repository, ask your Trac administrator.
    327327
    328328For example, `source:/trunk/COPYING` targets the path `/trunk/COPYING` in the default repository, whereas `source:/projectA/trunk/COPYING` targets the path `/trunk/COPYING` in the repository named `projectA`. This can be the same file if `'projectA'` is an alias to the default repository or if `''` (the default repository) is an alias to `'projectA'`.
     
    358358 * `export:/some/file@named-branch` - get latest revision of the specified file in `named-branch` (DVCS such as Git or Mercurial).
    359359
    360 This can be very useful for displaying XML or HTML documentation with correct stylesheets and images, in case that has been checked in into the repository. Note that for this use case, you'd have to allow the web browser to render the content by setting `[browser] render_unsafe_content = yes` (see TracIni#browser-section), otherwise Trac will force the files to be downloaded as attachments for security concerns.
     360This can be very useful for displaying XML or HTML documentation with correct stylesheets and images, in case that has been checked in into the repository. Note that for this use case, you'd have to allow the web browser to render the content by setting [[TracIni#browser-render_unsafe_content-option|"[browser] render_unsafe_content"]] = `enabled`, otherwise Trac will force the files to be downloaded as attachments for security concerns.
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    362362If the path is to a directory in the repository instead of a specific file, the source browser will be used to display the directory (identical to the result of `source:/some/dir`).