Re: The documentation web
- From: esr thyrsus com (Eric S. Raymond)
- To: Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org>, gnome-doc-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: The documentation web
- Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 10:34:30 -0500
Danilo Šegan <danilo gnome org>:
> >> * Installing the presentation format is 87% of what's
> >> wrong with info.
> Seconded. Maybe new texinfo stuff (such as images) would get used
> more if info readers actually supported it properly.
HTML supports images, so I don't see how this criticism makes a lot
> Completely broken and backwards, IMHO: with all the tools we have
> already developed to provide such behaviour, a reason to go back to
> as limiting behaviour as you suggest would be?
Well, the big one would be being able to cross-link documents no matter
what their original format was.
> But one can do so much better when you go more specific. I'd prefer
> more specialized code than worse experience for users.
OK. Better how?
And 'worse' is multidimensional. I keep coming back to the fragmented
formats, fragmemted tools, and impoverished link structures. It seems to
me that fixing that would be worth a lot.
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