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Re: Correspondence between web-pages and Info-pages

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: Re: Correspondence between web-pages and Info-pages
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2015 14:50:38 +0000

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> What's the advantage?
> I don't understand this discussion because it seems it's not talking
> about the same thing as that for which I started this thread with its
> new "Subject:".
> To get us back on track: I'm proposing (and hoping someone can help
> implement) a change in the format of references from "(<file>)<node>" to
> some other format that would also happen to be a URL that random
> browsers can use.  The new URL format would probably look like
> <prefix><file><separator><node><suffix> where <prefix>, <separator>,
> and <suffix> would be constants.
> I can imagine accepting a few different <prefix>es, which would be
> listed in some Info-url-prefixes variable, for the benefit of Info
> manuals not available on a gnu.org machine since the default/main prefix
> would probably look like "http://www.gnu.org/...";.
> Tho maybe we could instead simply accept "any" <prefix>, as long as
> <file><separator><node><suffix> can be extracted reliably from the
> URL.

I will try and solve this in the new info viewer.

Other than that I don't think there's any point.


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