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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 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

  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?


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