Create Markdown Link from Hyperlink Under Mouse [Example] Macro (v9.0.2)

MACRO:   Create Markdown Link from Hyperlink Under Mouse [Example]

~~~ VER: 1.0    2019-09-16 ~~~
Requires: KM 9.0.2+   macOS 10.11 (El Capitan)+
(Macro was written & tested using KM 9.0+ on macOS 10.14.5 (Mojave))

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Create Markdown Link from Hyperlink Under Mouse [Example].kmmacros
Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.


ReleaseNotes

Author.@JMichaelTX

PURPOSE:

  • Create Markdown Link from Hyperlink Under Mouse

HOW TO USE

  1. First, make sure you have followed instructions in the Macro Setup below.
  2. Hover the Mouse Over a valid Hyperlink
  3. Trigger this macro.

MACRO SETUP

  • Carefully review the Release Notes and the Macro Actions
    • Make sure you understand what the Macro will do.
    • You are responsible for running the Macro, not me. ??
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      Make These Changes to this Macro
  1. Assign a Trigger to this macro.
  2. Move this macro to a Macro Group that is only Active when you need this Macro.
  3. ENABLE this Macro, and the Macro Group it is in.
    .

REQUIRES:

  1. KM 9.0+ (may work in KM 8.2+ in some cases)
  2. macOS 10.11.6 (El Capitan)+

TAGS: @URL @Hyperlink @Browser @JavaScript

USER SETTINGS:

  • Any Action in magenta color is designed to be changed by end-user

ACTION COLOR CODES

  • To facilitate the reading, customizing, and maintenance of this macro,
    key Actions are colored as follows:
  • GREEN -- Key Comments designed to highlight main sections of macro
  • MAGENTA -- Actions designed to be customized by user
  • YELLOW -- Primary Actions (usually the main purpose of the macro)
  • ORANGE -- Actions that permanently destroy Variables or Clipboards,
    OR IF/THEN and PAUSE Actions

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

  • While I have given this a modest amount of testing, and to the best of my knowledge will do no harm, I cannot guarantee it.
  • If you have any doubts or questions:

What happens with an anchor tag that has no href?

While it is technically valid HTML, it has no meaning or purpose.
I can only say, why don't you just try it and find out what happens.

IAC, you will not get a valid Markdown link.

Actually, it provides a Markdown link that exactly models the hyperlink:
<a>An Anchor without a href</a>

yields:
[An Anchor without a href]()

There's an old computer saying for this: GIGO