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Re: Changes to Texinfo DTD

From: Oliver Scholz
Subject: Re: Changes to Texinfo DTD
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 12:48:46 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/22.0.0 (windows-nt)

Oliver Scholz <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Personally, I think that a move to XML is a good idea, but such a
>> transition would take a non-trivial period of time, during which we
>> will need to support installations where some or all of the manuals
>> are in Info format.

In my previous message I forgot to add: I think you are right. Both
the standalone info and `C-h i' should check for each file whether it
is info XML or the current info format and DTRT.

Maybe they should never (i.e. not for a very, very long period of
time) cease to do so.  However efficient XML rendering may become, it
will take more space and more CPU cycles than the current info
format.  Some people still use i486 processors with 8 MB of
core. text/plain info will continue to be a good alternative on low
end machines.

> Now that you mention it ... It is probably a better idea to implement
> the feature in Emacs first. 

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