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Re: HTML-Info design

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: HTML-Info design
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:00:15 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

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>   > How can we know that without even trying to implement a substantial
>   > subset of what Info does?  Your current implementation is 300-line
>   > long; if the addition of at least the basic Info features will take it
>   > to 3000, then what did we gain?
> The reasons I am interested in HTML-Info are
> 1. It will be readable (though without full Info functionality)
> in ordinary browsers.
> 2. It will be able to represent many things that Info can't.

Is there a reason we cannot extend the Info format?  It has been
extended for images already.

The basic difference I see is that Info is preformatted and has
documents organized in multi-file parts (including an index) that the
Info reader is well-informed about.

David Kastrup

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