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Re: Changes to Texinfo DTD

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: Re: Changes to Texinfo DTD
Date: 22 Nov 2003 21:56:47 +0000

Miles Bader <address@hidden> 

> On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 09:41:39PM +0000, Nic Ferrier wrote:
> > 2. write an XSLT processor in Emacs Lisp. This wouldn't be as
> >    difficult as it sounds and I'm not sure it isn't done already (by
> >    one of the various XML/Emacs projects going on).
> The main question in my mind is whether this would be fast enough -- the
> current info mechanism, though it has its problems, can display info pages
> very quickly.  As a point of contrast, W3 is _very_ slow (I think it would be
> completely unsuitable for use in displaying info files).
In this response to rms I was not suggesting W3. I was talking about
writing an XSLT processor in emacs lisp. XSLT is pretty quick unless
memory is very limited or the transformation it is given is
particularly complex.

Bob Chassell and I are intending that Emacs/W3 be used as a platform
for viewing our new HTML version of Texinfo. And yes, speed is a


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