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Re: HTML-Info design

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: HTML-Info design
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:20:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Nic Ferrier <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

It's probably more realistic to arrive at acceptable semantics that way,
but it would likely still be sensible to share transports, general HTML
parsing and a number of other things (like most of the rendering) with

David Kastrup

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