on 19 Oct, 2012 12:48 PM
BTW, the preview of Byword is capable of doing this. It's a bit
strange that Marked cannot handle these. Now I have to switch to
the Byword preview to open files/folders. Even more strange is the
fact that Marked can open links to Mail messages.
Brett on 19 Oct, 2012 05:19 PM
It was in an effort to allow wiki-like interlinking that I made Marked handle file:// links internally. I can't have it both ways, though. I'm debating whether the wiki idea is ever going to reach fruition, so this is one more vote to have it just open those links with the system.
Cool idea re the wiki-interlinking. I wonder if this could still
work by using relative URLs for Wiki-style links, e.g., "Another page" could follow a link within
Marked, whereas A file would pass on opening the file to the
file-system. Just an idea, I guess as a user that would be my
expectation of how each type of link would work.
Just to add my support for adding file:/// support, I often store Word/Excel files in an assets folder and link from my notes, it's annoying that Marked.app doesn't support this (it's one area where the built-in preview in nvALT is better!)
on 20 Jan, 2014 05:01 PM
Please add my vote to the file:/// support request
In an another attempt to escape bloated word processors, I'm
experimenting to see whether markdown can be my main document
format. I frequently have to include references to other documents,
which need not be types handled by Marked. Seems sensible to me
that Marked should pass file types it doesn't recognise to the
system for opening by default application for the type, as does
Safari. I think its a bit unkind to hit me with a modal dead end
"Rich Text Fail" window when I reference an rtf file.
Brett on 22 Jan, 2014 02:36 AM
I'm thinking I'll make it so that the first time an unrecognized file is
opened, it asks you if you want to open it in an external application,
with a "never ask again" checkbox. From that point on, if the source of
the request came from within the document, it would just pass it through
to the system.
on 23 Jan, 2014 10:58 AM
That sounds good, I'd happily settle for that. But perhaps easier, why not pass unknowns through straight away, then when time permits add maintainance and use of a table of extension aliases in the preferences, as in: handle ".xyz123" as ".md", etc. Cheers, Torsten