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

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:23:06 +0900

David Kastrup writes:

 > "prettier" for an Info mode replacement it to be taken with a huuuge
 > grain of salt.  Emacs is an editor, its fonts, foreground, background
 > are (hopefully) configured for maximum readability.

This is a few lines of CSS.

 > So it may well be that a generic browser alone, written in Elisp or not,
 > does not yet meet the usability offered by Info mode.

And this a few score lines of Javascript.  (I'm understating, most
likely, I admit.)

But I haven't yet seen anything like it accompanying common web docs,
which are written to the same level of taste that most "modern" "who
needs a document window when we need to put up 4 10x10 tool palettes
simultaneously" UIs aspire to (eg, GIMP, or a fully decorated Internet

We need a proof of concept at least, and preferably an Emacs-based
browser (I wonder if eww isn't too far from being capable, but I
haven't looked at its code).

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