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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: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:59:45 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:46:33 +0000
> Cc: David Kastrup <address@hidden>, Emacs-Devel devel <address@hidden>
> I would agree with this. I am, of course, glad that Emacs doc has an
> index, but in general, indexes are disappearing from documentation,

Yes, and people also read the documentation less and less, so what?
Are you arguing that we target those?

> because it's just as easy to search and less effort for the authors.

That's profoundly not true.  Many, if not most, of the index entries,
certainly those in the Concept Index, cannot be found anywhere in the
text.  They are concepts and phrases that the reader could have in
mind when she searches for some specific material without knowing its
exact wording.

There's no way you can search for that.

And, of course, you cannot easily search the printed manual.  But
that's secondary.

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