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Re: [PATCH] mouse-1 click follows link

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mouse-1 click follows link
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 13:49:47 +0100
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Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> Kim Storm wrote:
>    > Hopefully I am misunderstanding this, as it would obviously be
>    > disastrous, even for an optional feature.
>    Can you elaborate on this?
> Yes.  You blindly rebind mouse-1 to mouse-2 without having the
> _slightest_ idea what mouse-2 is bound to.

That's true.

> On the other hand, if the behavior only occurs when the text has the
> link property, then it only occurs for things somebody has explicitly
> checked.  The only thing that can happen for overlooked "true" links
> is that mouse-1 sets point instead of following the link.  No real
> harm happened and the user can file a bug report.  Eventually all real
> links will be accounted for.

Hm.  I'm starting to agree that the blind remapping is too intrusive.

A non-nil 'link property is definitely a safer mechanism to recognize
when this feature should be activated.

I'll think more about this approach.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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