[IPython-dev] notebook idea: reST rendering of docstrings?
Fri Jan 27 03:40:51 CST 2012
along similar lines, when I call 'help(subprocess)', the output contains a
docs.python.org URL. It would be desirable to be able to click on it.
In general, I could imagine making URLs in the output clickable.
(http, https, mailto:, maybe also plain email addresses and other protocols
like ftp, …)
After all, it feels quite ridiculous to copy URLs from HTML in the browser
into the address bar…
I am not sure which way would be better:
1) using JS to parse the output cells and add markup, or
2) formatting the output in python.
I would obviously prefer Python coding over JS, but maybe 2) would be more
feasible given the current architecture (JSON, notebook storage, …).
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