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Re: epub init file, and questions

From: Per Bothner
Subject: Re: epub init file, and questions
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2021 11:44:34 -0800
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On 12/25/21 11:01, Patrice Dumas wrote:
For cross manual references, there is no reason why it would work, I did
not fully test, but there does not seem to be a way to refer to another
epub book, for instance installed alongside, as far as I can tell.
calibre creates a link to an internal sandox for for external manuals,
but I do not know how it is supposed to work.

For list of tables, indices, it looks basically ok as web pages.

However, if cross manual links do not work, indices and list of floats
are not well integrated, it cannot really be a replacement for Info for

I don't think we can expect a non-info-aware epub reader to handle a
collection of makeinfo-generated e-books with the same functionality as info.
A more realistic goal is that a generic modern web-browser with info.js enabled
should support cross-browser links and other info functionality at least
as well as traditional info.

My proposed replacement for Emacs info mode would look for html files
and render them using eww mode.  Eww doesn't handle JavaScript, so it
couldn't use info.js, but the logic of info mode could be enhanced
to work with html files instead of (or rather in addition to) info files.
(Conceptually, it's a matter of changing eww's keybindings
to work like info mode.)

Note that using eww-mode running in a terminal displays texi2any-generated
html work pretty decently, so that could potentially replace the
standalone info program, once we have an html-supporting info mode.
        --Per Bothner
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