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The HTML-Info initiative

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: The HTML-Info initiative
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2021 22:01:04 +0000
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(Accidentally forgot to Reply-All.)

On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 04:36:55PM +0000, Gavin Smith wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 08:48:30AM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I guess my main point is that the move to HTML docs in the GNU project
> > is not a simple decision, and will need at least a close cooperation
> > of the Emacs and Texinfo projects to create a workable system.  We
> > shouldn't assume that everything is already ready for that, just
> > because we already have HTML browsers.  A lot of non-trivial issues
> > need to be figured out and solved before we could have a solid
> > workable system.
> Exactly.  Everything you mention here are valid issues.  In fact it's
> not just Emacs and Texinfo projects who would have to cooperate, it's
> also at least Automake and possibly distributions (e.g. Guix) who
> would also have to cooperate.
> Maybe I should produce a document explaining all the issues involved
> based on older emails that have been written the idea of HTML replacing
> Info.  As this discussion comes up from time to time with not much
> progress on it, it's likely that I forget what has been previously
> been discussed.  Referring to this putative document could be an
> initial response to anybody starting this discussion again to get them
> up to speed.

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