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

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:07:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

() address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès)
() Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:57:01 +0100

   Has IXIN been ruled out already?

Probably the README is not enticing enough for Emacs hackers.
Maybe this patch will help:
commit b70b103663478a3dc1a0134418b950e67303893b
Author: Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden>
Date:   2014-12-17 09:35:56 +0100

    [maint] Mention p-o-c rendering program domain in README; nfc.
 README | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/README b/README
index 5625597..8f9f8cb 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@ See end for copying conditions.
   [[file:c/]] contains some simple command-line utilities to write and
   read the file format, and a proof-of-concept rendering program.
+  (Think of it as a potential info.el replacement for Emacs.)
   [[file:d/]] contains the some pre-built .sxml and .ixin files.
   [[file:d/GNUmakefile]] supports "make demo" and "make demo-zow",
I will add some more marketing in README and release 1.9, which
will include the following changes, shortly:

 b70b103 2014-12-17 [maint] Mention p-o-c rendering program domain in README; 
 6c75fc1 2013-07-24 [maint] Reformat NEWS; nfc.
 01e430d 2013-02-18 No longer distribute {epsf,texinfo}.tex.
 9ba97fe 2013-02-18 [spec int] Fix typo: Include "(news)" heading.

The "IX" in "IXIN" stands for "indexed", the most important
piece of metainfo in a manual, IMHO.  A high-quality index
communicates the authors' priorities and intent; those who
consult/browse it save time and gain aligned perspective.

I think any proposed info format replacement that demotes
index support to second-class is a dissipative WOMBAT at best.
To me, "second-class" includes remote (server) protocols, etc.

Thien-Thi Nguyen
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