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

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 08:44:19 -0800 (PST)

> I frequently point people to particular nodes of our online HTML
> manuals that could answer their question.  The way I do that is
> to find the information in Info, then copy&paste some recognizably
> unique text phrase into a web search engine, check that the
> reference this turns up is the corresponding online version of
> the Info manual and then post the HTML link.

Same here.  Except I don't bother to search the web.  I just go
to the GNU Emacs or Elisp manual on the web (separate HTML page
per node version), search the TOC (first page) for the node name,
and copy the URL of the link to that node.

I do this often.  Instead of just answering questions, it is
most helpful to *point users to the doc*, so they get additional
info and they get the benefit of well thought out presentation.

It is even more helpful to also to tell them how _they_ can find
such doc, by *asking Emacs* directly.

Probably what I should do is write an Emacs command that does
all of that from an Info node: grab the URL to that same manual
node on the web.  But it's so quick to get it manually that I
haven't bothered, so far.

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