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Re: [bug #11700] rfe: diagnose references which produce wrong title in p

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: [bug #11700] rfe: diagnose references which produce wrong title in pronted output
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:13:18 +0100
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On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 02:09:49AM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
>     Maybe instead of warning when the third argument is different from the 
> node
>     name, it would be better to use the section name as third argument
>     automatically when there is no third (nor second in makeinfo) argument.
> I don't think it should be done by default.  That would be a radical change.

Indeed, but there could be an @-command setting it.  This is mostly
relevant for HTML and TeX and it seems that it is already implemented
in both, so...

> Yes.  In fact, there is already a "secret" option to do so (predating my
> taking over Texinfo maintenance):
> @set xref-automatic-section-title
> I haven't tested it in years, but it has "always" been in the code.

Does it use the third argument if present?

Maybe there could be a command along


>     I don't like warning about typos part of the language.  
> I surely won't insist, but it's really warning about an inconsistency.
> I don't see a big difference in principle between warning about
> @xref{badnodename} and @xref{foo,,badsectiontitle}.

Ok, but then it seems to me that omitting the argument and have it
automatically set is even better.


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