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Re: terminal escapes in Info files?

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: terminal escapes in Info files?
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 17:29:00 +0000 (UTC)

Oliver Scholz <address@hidden> wrote

    IIRC desctop environments like KDE or Gnome already use a browser
    for their “help desk” ...

Yes, they do; and that means that their online help is worse than the
online help I read in the mid-1980s.  They have retrogressed a

Web browsers waste effort; you cannot navigate through HTML documents
quickly and easily as you can with Info.  HTML is one of the poorer

In addition to printed output and Info, Texinfo produces HTML output
as a surface expression.  This means that there is no need to make
Info as inefficent as HTML.  At the very least, please keep Info up to
the efficiency of the 1980s.

    Robert J. Chassell                         Rattlesnake Enterprises
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