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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 13:53:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> As I already said, I believe that there _must_ be substantially better
> ways to give users the option to have web browser style bindings for
> true links than the one you proposed.
> We could have a common parent keymap for true links, that is text with
> the `link' property.  There could be several predefined values for
> that keymap.  At least two: "Classical Emacs" and "Web Browser".  But
> the user could customize the keymap any way he wanted and specialized
> links could extend it with their own bindings.

I don't see how this would work -- the mouse-2 binding is typically
made in a keymap property on the link itself, as even things that
_are_ links use different bindings for mouse-2.

So how can you use a global map for links ?

> This has the advantage that the user who chooses "Web Browser" could
> bind mouse-2 to anything he wanted (different from mouse-1), which he
> can not do with your patch.

But only on links -- and the code in question would have to react
based on the specific kind of link.

I think this is unnecessary complexity.

> Why is all of this suddenly so urgent?  If we waited till after the
> 21.4 release, then we could have a solid and well tested high quality
> implementation, rather than some hastily thrown together stuff.

I would prefer this to be fixed before 2007.

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

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