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Re: An Emacs plug-in for a browser (Firefox?)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: An Emacs plug-in for a browser (Firefox?)
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2008 16:34:09 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> Emacs has the concept that two windows can look at the same buffer.

This is a general problem for the XEmbed thingy, whether it displays
a browser or something else.  There are various ways to punt on the
problem: only draw in one of the two windows put a grey rectangle in the
other, or do a vnc-style "let's copy the pixmap pof the first onto the
other, so even if there's only one active, the other is at least
displayed right".

But it doesn't matter that much in practice: people will just have to
live with the limitation, but it doesn't make the idea unusable.  
You won't get some of the power you usually expect from Emacs, but then
again, you never had this power in Firefox anyway, so it's not like you
lost anything.


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