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Re: Info enhancements

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info enhancements
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 10:06:01 +0200

> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 20:56:44 -0600 (CST)
> From: Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden>
>    > Can give some bad surprises, like typing `f' followed by a reference
>    > one is seeing on the screen and the reader going to a "closer"
>    > off-screen reference of the same name.
>    Does this really happen in practice?  That is, can you really create a
>    situation where an off-screen reference wins?
> Yes.  In the `Entry' node of the following file, put point at the
> start of the line containing the first of the series of a's.  Do:
> M-0 C-l.
> The address@hidden, , , dir}.' is now out of view. We do `f' and see:
> Follow xref (Top): 
> If we accept the default (or type Top), we go to (dir)Top, an
> off-screen reference, whereas address@hidden, Top, , elisp}.' is visible.

Sounds like a bug in the stand-alone reader: it should have filtered
out off-screen references, unless they are the only ones in the node.
I probably failed to consider this possibility (or perhaps there's no
easy way to know what's off screen in the stand-alone reader).

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