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Re: Function for quoting Emacs manual sections?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Function for quoting Emacs manual sections?
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 17:50:59 -0500

It's better to include the text in your message, rather than send a
link, if the text is rather short -- around 20 lines or so.  In that
case, the copyright issue can be ignored.

If it is bigger than that, you might as well send the URL.

    There is no guarantee that the hyperlink will point to the same content
    (or any at all) for the lifetime of the advice in archives.

Any link can break, but these links don't break very often.
So I don't think it is a tremendously vital issue.
After all. Emacs changes too, and the advice might not apply
to the future version in which the manual is structured differently.

Anyway, you can state the section name in case the links change.

Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org, www.gnu.org

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