To make a free-link, surround text with two square brackets like
[[Sample Free Link]] (which is rendered like Sample Free Link, unless the page doesn't exist in which case it is rendered like [Sample Undefined Page]?).
This is [an example of a new link type]?. Note that the link description (using the | character) allows links to have arbitrary names--the previous link was created by typing
[[Will This Work|an example of a new link type]].
And this way you can use special characters, like in: [El Año del Árbol]?. So non-english users can Wiki in their own language.
What if I want the page to be called by a title with special characters? The "El Año" link above goes to a page titled without special characters. --MichaelHerman
$NonEnglishoption. OddMuse (a descendant of UseModWiki) allows more special characters to be used in pages. --CliffordAdams
$NonEnglishoption does what I need for Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and the like. No FreeLinks or "|" required. Just normal wiki words. Thanks!
[http://www.yahoo.com/ Yahoo]which looks like [Yahoo]. Note that these external links will be displayed with brackets--this warns people that it is an external link.
Yeah, but in the example above, I find the brackets around the external link ugly. Is there a way to turn them off, so that there is no distinction between internal and external links? -- Mike Hudson 2002-08-22
return &StoreRaw("<a href=\"$url\">[$text]</a>");
return &StoreRaw("<a href=\"$url\">$text</a>");
This change will also make links like  appear without brackets (just the number will be a link). I do not recommend this change for publically-accessible sites, since it would allow someone to link to "bad" sites with link that look just like ordinary links. (This could even be a security problem for a huge number of people with unpatched browsers). For non-public sites this probably isn't an issue. --CliffordAdams
Could I suppress the square brackets for InterWiki references only? Or generate some other type of bracket? It's a little hard to keep saying Wiki:BoundedBuffer all the time - but even harder to read! --PaulMorrison
(At this stage) Want to get a local Wiki run being able to create FreeLinks. For this purpose bought QuickiWiki? which does not fit this want. Then downloaded UseModWiki and got problems with installation. Is there a solution?-Mark