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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: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:37:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

The problem is that the default HTML output of Texinfo is pretty good in
that respect.  It's awful in the "nice web appearance" category.  Web
pages and Info pages have different requirements.  There are also
structural differences hinging on the different kind of page layout:
you'll use frames for nice navigation/webbing in a browser while using
menus or keyboard shortcuts for an Info browser in order to save the
screen estate for the content.  My web browser is typically running on a
desktop of its own, basically in landscape format, while my Emacs
occupies just below half of a desktop using only 80 columns (which is
about the limit one can usefully read in running text without losing

So layout, geometry, and also the color model at least outside of the
bulk text area are different for web browsing and Info browsing.

Which is, by the way, the main problem I have with using eww for about
anything: it just makes a framy wrapping mess of the 80 columns of text
area I give it.

David Kastrup

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