On 30 January 2018 at 14:10, Richard Stallman <r...@gnu.org> wrote: > What do you think about this complaint? > Should we change the behavior of texinfo.tex about this? > > ------- Start of forwarded message ------- > On page 11 of the PDF version, in the last sentence of section 2.1, the > reference > > see Section "Input Events" in The Emacs Lisp Reference Manual. > > is some kind of hyperlink because the mouse pointer turns into a pointing > finger, but clicking on the link does nothing. It would be better if this > were not a hyperlink in the PDF version. The same remark applies to other > references to The Emacs Lisp Reference Manual.
It doesn't make sense for this to be a link if the file is there on its own, but I tried copying a separate PDF manual into the same directory as a PDF manual with a link to it, and clicking on the link worked in that case: it loaded the other manual at the specified section. I don't know how many people will use this feature. They would have to have a directory full of PDF manuals. My feeling is although it is a bit confusing, it should be kept because some people may find it useful.