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

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:21:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> skribis:

> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>   > The problem is that GNU manuals refer to each other, and Texinfo nodes
>   > are part of their public interface, in a way.
>   > Leaving out cross-manual refs would be a big loss for GNU as a project
>   > to develop a coherent system, because manuals would be left isolated.
> Thanks for remembering this feature.
> We certainly want inter-manual cross references.
> Input formats need to be able to support them.

Input *and* output formats.

HTML as an output format supports them for on-line manuals, provided the
manual-to-URL mapping can be configured as in Texinfo 5 (info "(texinfo)
HTML Xref Configuration"), but URLs don't work for locally-installed


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