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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:49:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Karl Fogel <address@hidden> writes:

> "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> writes:
>>Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden>:
>>> Here's where I'm a bit surprised... I'm not sure that new GNU projects
>>> should have to use Texinfo, but why not put efforts into improving
>>> Texinfo's HTML output?
>>Because Texinfo is a barrier in itself, full of ceremony and heavyweight
>>markup.  The state of the art has moved well past it - modern formats
>>like asciidoc (or perhaps even org - others may be right about that)
>>are both lighter and more powerful.
> +1 on Org, Asciidoc, Markdown, or any other format that meets the
> criteria:
>   - Raw source is readable as-is
>   - Has free software tools to generate good HTML
>     (and we then treat HTML as the default output format)
>   - Markup syntax is not burdensome


> Equally important would be getting a situation where Emacs developers
> can also easily edit the Emacs web pages at gnu.org (which by virtue
> of URL will always have an officiality advantage for developers
> seeking information, so we should use that advantage to
> our... advantage), by having those pages be generated from markup
> source in our tree.

You mean, like _all_ of the web presence of GNU LilyPond
<URL:http://www.lilypond.org> is generated from Texinfo source?

David Kastrup

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