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Re: HTML-Info design

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: Re: HTML-Info design
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:44:50 +0000

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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
>> eww.
> An HTML-based manual viewer would just be a very thin minor mode on top
> of eww.
> Honestly, I have no idea what all y'all are talking about in this
> thread, what with the "semantic markup" (why?) and stuff.  Texinfo
> generates perfectly fine HTML that all web browsers render perfectly.
> What's missing is easy access to the index (which is easy enough to
> Javascript together) and a search engine (which is the fun bit, but has
> nothing (or little) to do with the format or the tools).

Semantic markup matters to define the meaning of HTML-Info better such
that other tools might generate it.

I don't agree that we could "just use eww" for an HTML-Info viewer but
shr is an obvious starting point.


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