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Re: Latest texi/info to www

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Latest texi/info to www
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 18:39:58 +0300 (IDT)

On 18 Jul 2001, Harry Putnam wrote:

> Thanks Eli.  I think I may have expressed myself poorly.  I knew about
> html converting capability and about texi2html.  However I understood
> these methods did a basic conversion and then you had an html file you
> could put on the internet.  Not `on the fly'.

No, not on the fly.  I've read your citations, and I still don't see why 
an on-the-fly conversion would be a good idea.  Keep in mind that large 
parts of the markup information in the Texinfo source is gone in the Info 
output, because Info is (amost) a pure-ASCII format.  So you can't 
reproduce the same display from Info as you can from Texinfo.

is the only reason for this the desire to avoid producing HTML output 
from every Texinfo manual?  Or is there any other reason?

> So I guess the real question is whether the functionality included in
> the alpha package you  point to is capable of generating html pages
> from /usr/info/*.gz files on the fly.

No, AFAIK, this feature was never considered for inclusion, or even 

  Or whether one would need to
> provide thier own CGI driven or similar method to be able to browse
> info remotely from the normal installed info files.

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