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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: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:20:13 -0500

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  >  > We want to write something short such as `info:emacs' to refer to the
  >  > Emacs manual.

  > Why?

To make references from one HTML-Info manual to another HTML-Info
manual work properly, searching for the other manual in the right way.

          I don't think either the browser maintainers or the IETF will be
  > particularly interested in an info: scheme since it's really a
  > document format rather than a transport.

It has nothing to do with the file format.  These files will be HTML.

Rather, it refers to a way of searching for a file (usually local,
but maybe not always).

Anyway, we don't depend on their approval.

Dr Richard Stallman
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