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Re: HTML-Info design

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: Re: HTML-Info design
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:36:11 +0000

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman writes:
>  > An Info file is read into Emacs all at once, but it is subdivided
>  > into nodes, and Info displays only one node at any time.
>  > 
>  > Would it be possible, using a Javascript extension to the browser, to
>  > get similar behavior from a file of HTML?  That is, load a whole
>  > manual as a single file, then display just one subdivision of it, and
>  > change to a different subdivision in accord with user commands?
> Yes.  There are several browser+Javascript-based presentation packages
> (for example, S5) that do exactly that.  It's easy to do with simple
> HTML and a tiny bit of CSS,  and only a few lines of Javascript per
> "primitive" navigation function (eg, "next" and "last").  Whether you
> could get acceptable appearance and performance, and how much effort
> that would take, I don't know.  I would guess it's not that hard.

This is what my app does:


it implements indexing (press i) and toc and all of that.

Yes, it's based on JS but the JS is free.


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