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Re: terminal escapes in Info files?

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: terminal escapes in Info files?
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 12:46:02 -0500

    Sorry, I thought the question was how to improve the `info' program
    and the `M-x info' command.

Yes, sure.  What are you saying?

If you're proposing that, say, info become an alias for lynx and
M-x info become an alias for w3-whatever, well, fine, but that doesn't
really address the issue.

    Why do people want to improve the Info format, exactly?

Because, believe it or not, some people still use it, there's a lot of
history there, and just eradicating Info and replacing it with HTML
would not go over well.

    Eliz>features such as index search that are not
    available in HTML

Well, since we're hypothetically talking about M-x info, I could imagine
it reading the HTML from a Texinfo document and knowing about the index, etc.

    yet doesn't support colors, bold/italics, and
    other text attributes that existing text-mode terminals can display.

<font color="red">
(Whether Emacs is capable of using any of that stuff on a text terminal,
I don't know.)

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