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Re: HTML-Info design

From: Achim Gratz
Subject: Re: HTML-Info design
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:18:00 +0100
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Am 29.12.2014 um 01:14 schrieb Stefan Monnier:
`M-x eww RET
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/index.html RET'

as you claimed.

Instead it would be:

M-x eww file:///home/nicferrier/emacs-24.4/share/info...

No, it's obvious to me that we want to use a "remote URL" and then have
Emacs internally redirect this to a local version, when available.

Yes, but most certainly not from this particular URL as there is no way of knowing which version of the manual was meant by it. So at the minimum you'd have to do a HEAD request and check if you've cached that exact file earlier. And you'd need to read that file in full the first time to compare it with the local version. Since you want to skip a proper URI scheme you need to have a canonical URL that provides the same information and allows an off-line info reader to skip going to the network altogether.


(on the road :-)

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