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Re: Fixing the automatic generation of Tex info node names

From: TRS-80
Subject: Re: Fixing the automatic generation of Tex info node names
Date: Wed, 04 May 2022 18:52:28 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> writes:

> Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com> writes:
>> Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> writes:
>>> For some reason ox-texinfo removes periods from node names.  It seems
>>> this is not necessary as info can render these files without any issues,
>>> and in certain cases not intended (e.g. I had a node named "Emacs 28.1"
>>> and it was abbreviated to "Emacs 281").
>> According to
>> https://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/manual/texinfo/texinfo.html#Node-Line-Requirements
>>>> Unfortunately, you cannot reliably use periods, commas, or colons
>>>> within a node name; these can confuse the Info reader. Also, a node
>>>> name may not start with a left parenthesis preceding a right
>>>> parenthesis, as in (not)allowed, since this syntax is used to specify
>>>> an external manual. (Perhaps these limitations will be removed some
>>>> day.)
>> Not that we cannot work around this, but we need something different
>> than the proposed patch.
> Would you happen to know what the issue is?  As I said, the documents
> appear to render just as expected in my case, but it might just be due
> to the version or because I didn't hit some specific edge-case.

Personally, if I were interested, I think I would follow-up to the
texinfo mailing list (or whatever they have) and ask them?  As it even
says above:

> Perhaps these limitations will be removed some day

Maybe they already have been?  If not, worst case, I think you probably
learn more about what the problem might be.

Just a thought.


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