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Re: A new online publishing tool for Texinfo documents.

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: Re: A new online publishing tool for Texinfo documents.
Date: 23 Nov 2003 16:56:20 +0000

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     The aims of the new system are to make a web based info reader that
>     would be as good as the console based Info reader and that can be
>     used by people with slow Internet connections and free software web
>     browsers (Mozilla, Galeon, etc... as well as Emacs/W3, Lynx, etc...)
> Is this intended as a replacement for Info format, or as another
> format to be used alongside it?  It can't do any harm as an additional
> format.

It's an additional format to solve the specific problem of reading
documentation that you don't happen to have on your local machine.

>     I am considering the potential of adding Mozilla's Javascript engine
>     to Emacs and Lynx which would solve this problem.
> Although the license permits adding this to Emacs, I certainly
> don't want to do it.

That's interesting.

If it isn't done then it's likely that the W3 browser will be less
and less useful as more and more javascript looks a likely trend.


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