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bug#2975: texinfo-master-menu and emacs.texi


From: Štěpán Němec
Subject: bug#2975: texinfo-master-menu and emacs.texi
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 20:59:57 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 09:37:29PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Štěpán Němec <address@hidden>
> > Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  Karl Berry
> > <address@hidden>
> > Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 20:06:45 +0100
> >
> > (Personally I found Eli's explanation confusing -- what does
> > "on-line"
> > mean here? If it means HTML, makeinfo does support HTML output --
> > does
> > it mean it doesn't cope with missing node pointers in the HTML case?
>
> "On-line" means all on-line formats, including HTML.
>
> What do you mean by "it doesn't cope" -- who or what is "it" here?

makeinfo

> makeinfo does not need these pointers in the Texinfo sources to
> produce them in any of its outputs that are meant for on-line
> browsing.  That includes HTML (and Info, of course).

Thank you for the clarification. Wouldn't it be even clearer (and
simpler) to say that makeinfo just never needs those pointers? You
wrote:

  TeX doesn't need them.  These pointers are there to allow traversing
  the on-line manual, and are not needed for non on-line versions.

So, given that makeinfo can add the info itself when needed, is there
really ever any need for listing the node pointers explicitly at all?

--
Štěpán





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