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Re: decoupling --plaintext and --no-headers?

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: decoupling --plaintext and --no-headers?
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 17:45:51 -0500

    I think that --plaintext should be a way to ask for a plain text output,
    which would always be not split and sent to stdout, 

Well, "by default" rather than "always".

    similar with --html, --docbook, 

Well, these don't output to stdout by default.

    For info output --no-headers would be exactly the same than --plaintext
    (mostly for backward compatibility), 

Yeah, need to keep that behavior.  --no-headers has been around since
the beginning, much longer than --plaintext, and I'm sure it's embedded
in lots of Makefiles and scripts.

    but for other formats it could be different, for example for html
    there could be no headers while still output in files (especially
    when split at chapter, for example), or it could be a no-op (for
    html when split at nodes, for docbook).

Sure, that sounds like a good change.


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