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Re: terminal escapes in Info files?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: terminal escapes in Info files?
Date: 29 Oct 2003 16:21:56 +0200

> From: Oliver Scholz <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 13:20:25 +0100
> The HTML for C-h i would not need to be “real” HTML, just something
> which would look like HTML to a browser.
> [...]
> <!-- [info file] -->
> <html>
> <h1>Defining Functions</h1>
> <p>   We usually give a name to a function when it is first created.  This
> is called "defining a function", and it is done with the `defun'
> special form.</p>
> <p> - Special Form: <b>defun</b> name argument-list body-forms
>      `defun' is the usual way to define new Lisp functions.  It defines
>      the symbol NAME as a function that looks like this:</p>
> <code class="example"><pre>     
>           (lambda ARGUMENT-LIST . BODY-FORMS)
> </pre></code>

IMHO, to get the standalone Info to support such a format, it would
require a major rewrite.  Currently, the display code of the
standalone reader basically just writes the text as-is to the screen;
what you suggest would make its job much harder.

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