#17 Texinfo specific output should be switchable

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2007-09-09
2007-05-18
Noah Slater
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Currently docbook2x-texi outputs texinfo specific output such as the following:

--- The Detailed Node Listing ---

This may look okay for info pages - but when you convert to html with makeinfo --html it still renders.

Obviously, this is not desired as it:

1) Looks out of place on a web page.
2) Should use EM DASH characters.

There should be a way (other than editing the stylesheets) to turn this behaviour off.

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  • Steve Cheng

    Steve Cheng - 2007-09-09

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    (2) seems to be a problem with Texinfo itself; the sequence "---"
    ought to be changed to an EM DASH automatically.

    As for (1), since you indicate it looks out-of-place, how about if that text is encoded inside a @ifinfo ? Adding a switch to turn the behavior off seems overly complicated, both from a usability point of view, and considering that HTML generation from Texinfo, IMHO, is an obscure feature that can be accomplished in a more optimal way.

    If there is no objection then I will do what I have suggested in the next release.

    Thanks for the report.

     
  • Steve Cheng

    Steve Cheng - 2007-09-09
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