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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:26:17 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:12:01 -0500
> >     Also, the above made me curious of what exact features of the
> >     HTML presentation are felt missing in Info?  (In relation to GNU
> >     documentation, anyway.)
> The main issue with the Info format is that it's not designed to be
> parsed.  Even the tiny bit of parsing that's expected (i.e. find menu
> entries and hyperlinks) is not very well designed (e.g. restrictions on
> the kind of characters that appear in a menu entry).

We can switch to some other back-end, if it is better (currently, none
of them is, AFAIK).  The main issue is not the back-end, it's the
source language.  Dropping the only language which is well known to
all those who write Emacs documentation is simply insane.

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