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Re: [O] SUMMARY: [Feature Request] Make property-drawers exportable

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [O] SUMMARY: [Feature Request] Make property-drawers exportable
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:56:18 +0200

On 25.9.2013, at 12:53, Thorsten Jolitz <address@hidden> wrote:

> Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:
>> 3. The only exception to this rule are property drawers, which will
>>   currently not be exported by any of the backends.  Nicolas
>>   proposed to define a derived backend that does export the property
>>   drawer, or he proposed to use macros to extract specific properties
>>   to include into the exported file.  Both are viable options.
>> One possible remaining option would be to introduce user variables
>> org-BACKEND-format-property-drawer-function in analogy
>> org-BACKEND-format-drawer-function.  This would provide an easy way
>> to configure export of the property drawer as a whole, in a way
>> that could be file-local.
>> I would like to have this option
> +1
> property drawers are just too useful to restrict them to Org-mode's 
> internal meta-data, and anything that makes it easier to export them
> when used for 'use case' related meta-data or as simple DB is welcome. 

To be sure:  Nicolas' argument that other functions dump data into
the property drawer is completely right, and so I also think that
one would hardly ever want to export the complete drawer.  But
through a function that selects (or deselects), it is useful.

- Carsten

> -- 
> cheers,
> Thorsten

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