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Re: Ability to disable URL mangling in makeinfo 4.7?
- From: Gerald Pfeifer <gerald at pfeifer dot com>
- To: Karl Berry <karl at freefriends dot org>
- Cc: bug-texinfo at gnu dot org, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 23:47:18 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: Re: Ability to disable URL mangling in makeinfo 4.7?
- References: <200409052132.i85LWra06761@f7.net>
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 gcc.gnu.org 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
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) email@example.com http://www.pfeifer.com/gerald/