RE: HTML instead of GNU Info? -> XML would be better
From: Craig Sanders [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
On Sat, Jul 10, 1999 at 02:18:57PM +0200, Christian Hammers wrote:
> > With HTML you've got to start a browser and to search HTML, you
> > need a web server with CGI and glimpse or suchlike. And there's no
> > cursor to put on it for dictionary/man lookups or paste-ins. Thus,
> > HTML is much less conveinient, and inferior, IMO. Yes, `info'
> > could be made to look nicer on the screen... on a GUI. Many of us
> > need both X11 and terminal access to manuals.
anyway: provide both formats if possible, otherwise provide the most
"source-like" format from which other formats can be generated (for info
docs, this means texinfo rather than info).
Ultimately this problem should be addressed with an XML DTD which
encompasses the needs of both formats.