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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: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 21:39:08 +0200

> From: Stephen Leake <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:06:19 -0600
> "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> writes:
> > Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> >> And also because the index-searching commands, without which you are
> >> lost in a large manual, don't exist in the Web browsers out there.
> >
> > This is not at *all* hard to solve.  I have written HTML generators
> > that produce index links myself in different contexts.
> I'm not sure that "produce index links" and "index-searching commands"
> are the same thing

They are not, of course.

> Eli, could you elaborate on what commands you mean?

I meant `i', which is bound to Info-index.

> When I browse info, I use M-/ and/or C-s to search the index listings.

`C-s' searches are much less efficient than `i' in finding stuff in an
Info manual (provided that the manual is well-indexed).

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