Writing down this issue which wonders about the possibility of semantically embedding a URL into running text (without actually showing that URL) made me think of how useful Markdown syntax in the context of a FormattedString could be.
Has anyone tried something like it?
I assume I could write something which regex-parses a given text for
.md formatting, and then applies different formats depending on the match. Small bits of FormattedString could be chained into a big FormattedString – voilà, formatted text.
However, while this approach addresses the simple visual variants available within the world of Markdown, it does not solve the original ”how to invisibly embed a URL link within text” (which Markdown is good at).