To use `Info-validate', visit the Info file you wish to check and
(Note that the `Info-validate' command requires an upper case `I'. You
may also need to create a tag table before running `Info-validate'.
If your file is valid, you will receive a message that says "File
appears valid". However, if you have a pointer that does not point to
a node, error messages will be displayed in a buffer called `*problems
in info file*'.
For example, `Info-validate' was run on a test file that contained
only the first node of this manual. One of the messages said:
In node "Overview", invalid Next: Texinfo Mode
This meant that the node called `Overview' had a `Next' pointer that
did not point to anything (which was true in this case, since the test
file had only one node in it).
Now suppose we add a node named `Texinfo Mode' to our test case but
we do not specify a `Previous' for this node. Then we will get the
following error message:
In node "Texinfo Mode", should have Previous: Overview
This is because every `Next' pointer should be matched by a `Previous'
(in the node where the `Next' points) which points back.
`Info-validate' also checks that all menu entries and cross references
point to actual nodes.
Note that `Info-validate' requires a tag table and does not work with
files that have been split. (The `texinfo-format-buffer' command
automatically splits large files.) In order to use `Info-validate' on
a large file, you must run `texinfo-format-buffer' with an argument so
that it does not split the Info file; and you must create a tag table
for the unsplit file.
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