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Re: Hard to read Info Web pages sequentially

From: Matan Nassau
Subject: Re: Hard to read Info Web pages sequentially
Date: Sun, 07 May 2017 18:26:33 +0000

Maybe there would be slightly less friction if the discussion would start with a patch :)
On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 09:49 Anders Lindgren <address@hidden> wrote:
On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 1:39 PM, Gavin Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 07:51:27AM +0200, Anders Lindgren wrote:
> Hi!
> When I read Info manuals in Emacs, I often read them sequentially by
> pressing space (bound to `Info-scroll-up'). However, in the web version
> (the one with one node per page), there is no corresponding link, which
> makes it really hard to read the manual sequentially.
> Sincerely,
>     Anders Lindgren

I agree; isn't Info mode great?

Projects often upload a web version with the entire manual in one page
which you may find easier to read.

Hi Gavin!

I'm aware of the two kind of web pages (one per node and one monolithic page) generated by Info. However, without a "read next page in sequential order" link, the "one per node" version is not as useful as it would be. Besides, if I happen to read a web page on a "one per node" version of a manual, there is no easy way for me to go to the "monolithic" version of the documentation.

What I'm most concerned about is that people that want to read a subject find a page, read it, click "Next" which displays the next chapter, and draws the incorrect conclusion that there is no more documentation on the subject. This affects many, many open source projects.

One problem is what this link should be called, as "Next" is already taken by the link that go to the next node on the same level. Maybe "Down"?

    Anders Lindgren (Emacs developer and Info user for 25+ years)

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