For my website I have stored links and other information about all pages in a data file.
name: PageA name
info: Some other related info
Then, in my HAML template (
source/test.haml), I can print relative path to pageA with
Now, I want to use markdown syntax to reference that page by its name (pageA).
This is some text with a [manual link](https://google.com) to somewhere.
This is another text with a [data-referenced link](pageA) to that page.
In the same way as first "manual link" links to Google, I would like second link to use relative path stored in data file to create a link. One solution that I see to solve this problem would be to replace
(pageA) text with evaluation of
= data.pages.pageA.link prior to it being rendered by markdown.
I assume this would be possible by creating custom helper, but I can't quite nail it.
Ps. I now posted my attempted solution in a reply with primitive substitution and explained how it didn't work for me.