On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 1:38 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > Noah Misch <n...@leadboat.com> writes: >>> Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes: >>>> I wonder if these standalone things are really worthwhile. > >> I wonder how difficult it would be to make sufficient link data available >> when >> building the standalone files. There would be no linking per se; we would >> just need the referent's text fragment emitted where the <xref> tag appears. > > IIRC, that's basically what the "workaround" is, except it's not very > automated. Even if it were automated, though, there's still a problem: > such links aren't really *useful* in flat text format. I think that > forcing the author to actually think about what to put there in the > flat text version is a good thing, if we're going to retain the flat > text version at all.
Right. I mean, a lot of the links say things like "Section 26.2" which obviously makes no sense in a standalone text file. I agree with your comments upthread: INSTALL *might* still be useful to somebody, but I would be pretty surprised if anyone uses HISTORY or regress_README for anything any more. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers