The name of a node identifies the node. For all the details of node
@node Line Requirements).
Here are some suggestions for node names:
In the Info file, the file name, node name, and pointer names are all inserted on one line, which may run into the right edge of the window. (This does not cause a problem with Info, but is ugly.)
Because node names are used in cross-references, it is not desirable to
casually change them once published. When you delete or rename a node, it is
usually a good idea to define an
@anchor with the old name.
That way, references from other manuals, from mail archives, and so on
are not invalidated. See
@anchor: Defining Arbitrary Cross-reference Targets.
The pointers from a given node enable you to reach other nodes and consist simply of the names of those nodes.
Normally, a node’s ‘Up’ pointer contains the name of the node whose menu mentions that node. The node’s ‘Next’ pointer contains the name of the node that follows the present node in that menu and its ‘Previous’ pointer contains the name of the node that precedes it in that menu. When a node’s ‘Previous’ node is the same as its ‘Up’ node, both pointers name the same node.
Usually, the first node of a Texinfo file is the ‘Top’ node, and its ‘Up’ pointer points to the dir file, which contains the main menu for all of Info.