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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:47:22 -0500

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  > http://www.w3.org/Talks/Tools/Slidy2/#%281%29

  > This implements next and previous buttons like info.

Do you have to click on the buttons to use them?  If so, that is not as
convenient as the Info reader, with its n and p commands.

I don't think any general web browser could give the convenience of
Info.  The Info-style n and p commands (and others) don't belong in a
general web browser.

However, I expect that a special purpose HTML-Info reader
could give all the same convenience, operating on a stylized form of HTML.

That would be a step up from using Info format
because it would support a lot more kinds of contents and structure.
Another advantage: the files WOULD be browsable with a general web browser,
even though that would be less convenient than browsing them
with the special purpose HTML-Info reader.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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