Double-square brackets revisited

Yesterday I explained what the [[square brackets]] are doing in the various outlining products that support them. But I got it wrong. They are simpler than I thought, and represent a feature we had in our web CMSes going back to Clay Basket in 1995. They’re doing the same thing they do in Wikis.
Suppose you’ve written something in an outline entitled Bill Gates vs The Internet. Then a year later you could link to the story with [[Bill Gates vs The Internet]].
It’s useful if you give titles to what you write, but this is an old discussion not just in blogland but elsewhere apparently. To programmers it is convenient if every piece has a title. But the truth is most items in web and personal writing don’t have titles, in this sense: there isn’t an obvious title for them, if you had to come up with one it would


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