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Re: Changes to Texinfo DTD

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Changes to Texinfo DTD
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 07:22:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:
> Juri Linkov wrote:
>    This will solve the current problem in Info files, where some lines
>    change their length after hiding a part of reference.  In XML all
>    additional information can be freely included into tag attributes
>    without affecting the filling of plain text.  For example,
>    <a xref="(elisp)Menu Keymaps">Menu Keymaps</a>.
> I hope it will also solve the other problem with the current situation
> in Emacs with Info-hide-note-references set to t.  Namely, in the
> above example, it would just print "Menu Keymaps" without any
> indication that this is going to carry you out of the manual you are
> reading into the Elisp manual.

The same is true for web browsers too.  They display only a link title
without URL in the text area.  But when you move the mouse pointer
over a link, the browser displays the URL in the status bar.
Emacs Info currently works in the same way: it puts the help-echo
text property on a reference, so you can see the full address in the
echo area after moving mouse over a reference.

BTW, recently there was a discussion on the emacs-devel list about
displaying help-echo in the echo area after point movements over a
text property.  What was the decision?  This could be useful for Info
buffers too, i.e. when point moves to a reference with help-echo text
property, then Emacs could display the full address in the echo area.


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