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Re: Info enhancements

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Info enhancements
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 12:46:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:
> Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>> I still think that replacing a "note" with "see" has no sense because
>> if the user prefers to set the Info-hide-note-references to t this
>> means that he don't want to see any tags before the reference name.
> `See' makes perfect sense -- it makes the reference into (usually)
> correct english without drawing undue attention to itself, which is in
> keeping with the style of the documentation, whereas the *Note crap is
> just ugly obfuscation.

These attempts to fix the *Note to produce correct English cause
too much trouble: inserting the text "See" into Info buffers breaks
some Info functions (e.g. `Info-last', `Info-search').

>> Since references are fontified in a different color the user can
>> already recognize a reference without an additional hint that
>> encourages him to follow this reference.
> [Doesn't work too well on non-color displays, and yes those exist.]

It works on non-color displays very well because in this case it
underlines the references (just like web browsers do).


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