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Re: Docs format

On Wed, Aug 02, 2000 at 07:48:13PM +0200, Franz Fritsche  wrote:
> Hi all!
> > And if we are limited to tex and html, we can get nice print outs, and poor
> > web sites, but no form in which we can read it on a simple text terminal
> > without a browser.
> > 
> Hmmm... I just try to figure out when I was forced to work solely on 
> a simple text terminal (without browser - lynx or so...!!!)... ;-)))

You were not here around a year ago, where you? :)

lynx is fine, but sometimes it can be quite annoying, too. Anyway, a web
capable browser is a little overkill.

> > texinfo is not only the GNU format, it also has a decent viewer, and
> > converts nicely to all sort of formats.
> >
> I think these are important points... I -as a web designer an 
> promoter of the "internet idea" (information distribution)- of course 
> prefer HTML as a distribution media... ;-)))
> But distribution is not the same thing as usage for technical 
> (documentation) purposes... [I think]

Well, texinfo gives nice HTML output. See for example the Hurd reference
info at http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/reference-manual/hurd.html
> Are there texinfo tool for Windows? [Never forget that ther ARE 
> people out there who actually work with this devil thing...]

Too late, I already forgot. But the cygnus guys didn't (search for


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