Making the output of %% functions linkable in agenda views
> On 7 Apr 2011, Charles Sebold wrote:
>> Here's a test. Take the line below and put it in an agenda file, then
>> view the agenda.
>> %%(format "%s" (concat "[[elisp:(info)]" "[Link to info]]"))
>> The results as I see them give me a link that I can mouse-click on,
>> but I can't move point to it and hit C-c C-o.
>> What do I need to do to make this a normal org link in every way? Or
>> is this a bug?
Here's what seems to be going on.
Clicking with the mouse works because it calls org-open-at-mouse, which
(by calling org-open-at-point) simply looks at the text surrounding the
click point to find a link.
The function org-agenda-open-link, on the other hand, grabs part of the
headline as a string (the prefix), then jumps to the location in the
original buffer and calls org-offer-links-in-entry to look for links in
both the entry and the prefix of agenda text. Obviously, it won't find
your link in the original entry since it looks like this:
%%(format "%s" (concat "[[elisp:(info)]" "[Link to info]]"))
I think it shouldn't be a problem to pass the whole agenda line to
org-offer-links-in-entry. This will not result in duplicate links, since
org-offer-links-in-entry "uniquifies" the links.
I've attached a patch.
The bigger question, however, is why the expression above is even
showing up in the agenda, since it contains no scheduling information.
>From 58c7621c0c84b9c1930098a098e4559aa516eec0 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Matt Lundin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 15:54:35 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] Pass entire text of agenda line to org-offer-links-in-entry.
* lisp/org-agenda.el (org-agenda-open-link): Pass entire text of
agenda line to org-offer-links-in-entry.
This fixes bug noticed by Charles Sebold, in which links that are
dynamically formatted for the agenda view are ignored.