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Re: Ability to disable URL mangling in makeinfo 4.7?

On Sun, 5 Sep 2004, Karl Berry wrote:
I saw two answers, from Patrice and Stepan:

Thanks. I'm not on the bug-texinfo list, and thus missed those.

In essence, sorry, you need to regenerate your documents.

I strongly disagree with the arguments in that thread:

 - By making that change, and regenerating our documents, lots of
   external links (from itself and others) as well as
   bookmarks are broken.

 - The new mangling schema might be okay for machines, but it is
   absolutely ugly for humans.

   As an example, we have anchors of the form
   which according to the new schema would become
     _002a_002dibm_002daix_002a (or similiar).

   I really want to retain*-ibm-aix*
   which we used for many years instead of using the, far more uglier,

Currently, I am using a simple `sed -e 's/_002d/-/g' -e 's/_002a/*/g'`
for  the GCC web pages, and given your feedback I assume I'll also need
to apply this to all of our (other) texinfo-based documents. :-(

Gerald Pfeifer (Jerry)

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