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SubjectRe: Documentation files in html format?
Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> Advantages of html:
> * basic formatting like lists, italics, etc

Plaintext has lists too. See for example
<20070809113122.3aa508e4@oldman.hamilton.local>. ;-)

It's also possible to approximate bold face, italics, and underlines in

> * easier to integrate into other places and retain formatting

Out-of-tree places?

> * ability to link documents and to external sources easier

In which way are URIs and other references in HTML easier than in plaintext?

> Downsides:
> * can become too formatted and unclear
> * accessibility and translation issues?
> * even more style issues

Stefan Richter
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