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

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:46:04 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> > Can we define a new type of URL to refer to a locally-installed
>>> > HTML-Info manual?
> I don't think that's interesting.  A more interesting URL is one that
> works both as a reference to locally-installed manuals and as
> a reference to some remote manual (when not available locally).

URLs are also URIs (and IRIs). That is the are identifiers.

There is nothing at all to prevent a web browser seeing
http://gnu.org/info/emacs/node but resolving to

In fact most browsers do this, with their web cache. It's just a lazily
instantiated locally-installed manual.


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