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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: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:56:59 -0500

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   > The IXIN format maintains all the semantic features
   > and drops most of the layout features of the Info
   > format, being essentially a re-arranged parse tree
   > dump (in Lisp- and Scheme-friendly sexps) of the
   > Texinfo input.  Unhandled layout features are left
   > to the renderer.

I think I understand this now.

It could be a good distribution format for use by a specialized Info
reader, but would not be usable by ordinary web browsers.

Thus, I think it is still a good idea to develop an HTML-Info format
that would be usable by ordinary web browsers, but would have stylized
constructions so that a specialized or customized browser could provide
all the user-level features of an Info browser.

Dr Richard Stallman
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