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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: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:11:44 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> I don't.  Yes, I want it to be "as short as possible", but I also want
>>> it to work when passed to any random web-browser.
>>> So it pretty much has to look like "http://<hostname>/<somethingelse>".
>> Whatever it looks like, it has to lead to your locally installed copy
>> of the manual in question.
> That's right.  The specific <hostname> and <somethingelse> chosen should
> be known to the Info reader so it can redirect the request to the
> local copy.

All that is needed for this is to use permanent, never changing URLs at
the server.


Then, a locally installed Emacs needs a mapping file (or function), so
that this URL redirects to


Obviously, in the source format, this means that interlinks must NOT be
full URLs -- otherwise all of the doc will have to updated every

This would also give the possibility to present multiple links. So, on
seeing a link like:


the info browser would by default redirect to the 24.4 documentation
(locally), but could also signal that a new version was available,
regardless of whether it was installed locally or not.


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