Wiki recognizes two different kinds of links. Both are identified by enclosing text within square brackets.
Note: The examples below show spaces around square brackets for clarity. Do not include those spaces.
A link to another federated wiki page can be created by typing the page name inside double square brackets. It is common practice to use title case conventions when naming pages.
Internal links are special in several ways. This special behavior is what makes a site a wiki rather than just another website.
When clicked, an internal wiki link will open the named page. Usually it opens beside the referring page. A Shift-Click will add the new page to the far right of all already opened pages.
If an internal link names a page that is not present in the Site of Origin then wiki looks for clues as to where else to look. When you hover over a link you can see the list of clues that wiki has found.
If wiki cannot find the named page then wiki will offer to create it. If it can be created in the Site of Origin then it will. Otherwise it will be created in the browser's Local Storage.
Some wikis would show an internal link to an absent page as a Red Link or some other specialized notation. Federated wiki does not make this distinction.
A link to an ordinary web page is created by enclosing the page URL and descriptive text inside single square brackets.
When clicked, an external link will open the linked page in a new browser tab or possibly a new browser window.
By convention we append external links to the end of paragraphs using a Link Word that describes what type of content one will find.