Handling links print v. WE
Wayne suggested I talk with you about handling links. I'm working on the OER Handbook project and we want to do a print version by September. I was wondering what you thought was the best way to display links on WE with eventual transfer to print in mind.
Rob -- One possibility is to implement a footnote template.
In the main body of the text a superscript number is inserted which links to a footnote list at the bottom of the page containing the full url -- which will print as text.
I see this as an interim solution -- because I'm hoping that the pediapress folk will build a feature to handle the printing of full urls as footnotes in the case of links during the parsing process. However, I don't know when this will be implemented and the OER handbook team need a solution by 30 June.
This will entail a little extra work to insert the footnotes -- but I think it could work. Perhaps there's a smart hack using the print specific version of a template -- but am not sure whether we can transclude for print output.
You pose a very interesting question. I have been thinking about it for the past couple of days and to be honest need some more time so I can give you an answer. I plan to do some more research and get back to you by early next week. I hope that will not be too late.