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Re: [h-e-w] Merging Win32 documentation with Emacs main docs

From: Slawomir Nowaczyk
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Merging Win32 documentation with Emacs main docs
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 21:02:34 +0200

On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 21:40:52 +0300
Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

#> > Eli, could you please provide a pointer to some
#> > documentation of what such a "properly formatted
#> > reference to an Info manual" looks like in an HTML
#> > document?
#> I don't have time to do the research, sorry.  But since something like
#> "(emacs)Top" is enough to get "M-x ffap" do the Right Thing, I find it
#> hard to believe that what I said cannot be done with some customization.

Well, I am pretty sure one could make "M-x ffap" to work, but that is
still pretty far from the usability hyperlinks offer, IMHO.

#> > Given that the mechanism you mention would only work
#> > if one were using emacs as his browser, the argument,
#> > as I understand it, still strikes me as being somewhat
#> > irrelevant.  I personally would rather use a
#> > full-function browser like Firefox
#> Here's where we differ: I find no reason whatsoever to educate users
#> to go to another browser, where Emacs already supports the same
#> functionality.

This is a joke, right? Or did you actually meant to say that Emacs
as a web browser has equivalent functionality to Firefox or Opera?

#> > Can such a reference be formulated and Firefox be configured in
#> > such a way that even Firefox itself could fire up emacs's Info
#> > reader?
#> At least on GNU/Linux. you could use file:///usr/local/info/emacs etc.

Only assuming user's emacs info files are actually there, IIUC.

 Best wishes,
   Slawomir Nowaczyk
     ( address@hidden )

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