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Re: Correspondence between web-pages and Info-pages

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Correspondence between web-pages and Info-pages
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:40:24 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Suppose Emacs gets an integrated browser, that displays both HTML
>> pages and Info pages. Like Firefox is an integrated browser for
>> HTML and PDF. In the latter case, if some document is available in
>> both versions, you can often pick which one you want by just
>> swapping  .html  vs.  .pdf  at the end of the URL. If both the
>> HTML and PDF versions of a page were named  foo  (or even worse,
>> both were named  foo.html ), how would you pick which one to
>> request from the server?

> Does this problem need to be solved?

No it doesn't.  And the reason has nothing to do with the format.
The reason is that we just want to define URLs which are 100% equivalent
in meaning to "(<FILE>)<NODE>".  The format associated is
100% unrelated.

I repeat: this discussion of using URL names for manual node references
has nothing to do with the format of those manuals.


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