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Re: HTML-Info design

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: Re: HTML-Info design
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:13:10 +0000

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>> 4. Emacs Lisp code to browse HTML-Info files.
>> I think this will be most difficult part, so better focus on this part
>> than on the #3 which should be a piece of cake once we have an Elisp
>> solution for the rendering.
> I don't see why this would be difficult.
> `M-x eww RET
> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/index.html RET'
> and you're off.  The `n'/`p'/`u' commands work as in Info already, so
> the only thing that's missing is the index (which is trivial to add).
> And a search engine, which sounds like a fun weekend project for
> somebody who finds that sort of thing amusing.

Do that then.

But I think the problems with that will be the problems with eww. Poor
caching (your solution would immediately invalidate what Stefan said was
his #1), difficult to make multiple buffers, etc...

Also, I think it would be unacceptable to most people. A separate Info
viewer is desired.


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