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Re: The HTML-Info initiative

From: Per Bothner
Subject: Re: The HTML-Info initiative
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2021 09:07:21 -0800
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On 12/27/21 01:02, Gavin Smith wrote:
I've started it in the TODO.HTML file in the git repo.  It can be read at



"However, this system is only appropriate for online manuals, not for
locally installed manuals."

I don't agree: It works prefectly fine for locally installed manuals,
either using file: URLs or http://localhost/.

However, there may be some issues relating to:

"It only handles one manual at a time and does not handle searching for a 

Cross-manual links could be handled pretty by standarding relative URLs.
I.e. if the emacs/texinfo manual is 
and you can get from one to the other using "../{texinfo,emacs}/index.html".
Handling a search path is trickier, but can be done using using a small 
(I use libwebsockets for DomTerm.)  However, the webkitgtk-info approach may be 
(though less portable).

I tried building the webkitgtk-info branch, but failed:

In file included from hard-locale.c:23:
./locale.h:718:11: fatal error: setlocale_null.h: No such file or directory
  718 | # include "setlocale_null.h"
      |           ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
compilation terminated.
make[4]: *** [Makefile:1473: hard-locale.o] Error 1

Didn't investigate.  Looks promising, though.  It seems unaware of and not 
making use
of info.js.  Integration with info.js would be nice - at the very least disable
the latter's sidebar and other duplicated functionality.
        --Per Bothner
per@bothner.com   http://per.bothner.com/

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