I've got two notes.

It would actually be nice if we had a way to include the alternate parsing as part of the preprocessor. Some sort of set of hooks or something. That way we can take advantage of the frames and pieces in the preprocessor. In fact:
{{Foo|We [[link]] to '''link'''.}}
Where Template:Foo is:
[[Link to::{{{1}}}]]
Would likely work, even though {{{1}}} could contain things like [[link]], {{transclude}}, or even contain a raw ]] that would NOT be considered the ending of the link.

Also, there is another type of syntax I've been wanting for awhile. Especially with the existence of the text type.
A tag, probably named <annotate />. Of course <annotate> ... </annotate> does have issues with how MediaWiki treats the tags. There is also a LST like possibility of:
<annotate begin=propname />
Long set of text.

Spanning multiple lines.

Containing [[links]], '''''formatting''''', and even {{transclusions}}.

Perhaps even:
<annotate begin=prop2name />
Multiple annotations.
<annotate end=prop2name />
<annotate end=propname />

Something like that would make it real easy to annotate large sections of text, like card lores, summary text of an article, and so on.
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Rolf Lampa wrote:
Markus Krötzsch skrev:
  
The default pattern now is

It covers anything but syntax with [ and ] in property values. The alternative 
(optional) pattern is

/\[\[                 # Beginning of the link
(?:([^:][^]]*):[=:])+ # Property name (or a list of those)
(                     # After that:
  (?:[^|\[\]]         #   either normal text (without |, [ or ])
  |\[\[[^]]*\]\]      #   or a [[link]]
  |\[[^]]*\]          #   or an [external link]
)*)                   # all this zero or more times
    

Except for starting up the '[[Property::' (and closing it with ']]') it 
doesn't seem to be very important at all what's in the 
'::<value>]]'-part, except for making sure that brackets (if any) are in 
balance.

  
(?:\|([^]]*))?        # Display text (like "text" in [[link|text]]), optional
\]\]                  # End of link
/xu

It covers nested [[...]] and [...], and has special treatment for the final | 
(to distinguish it from | in nested links).
    

Ok, one must keep track of which bracket pair is "owning" a pipe, but 
that's not too hard. But what would happen if allowing for nested SMW 
properties? (a SMW property inside another SMW property, which sometimes 
would be useful). Example:

  [[Summary::Article summaries would benefit from having nested
  [[has nested::SMW property|SMW properties]]]] in it's summary
  part, apart from regular [[wiki link]]s.]]

If this could be allowed, one could allow for a nesting depth of, say, 
one level. Or, would a nested SMW property eventually choke the 
internals of SMW? :)

Regards,

// Rolf Lampa


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