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Re: Why Emacs should have a good web-browser

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Why Emacs should have a good web-browser
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 16:54:48 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Fernando <address@hidden> writes:

> First, I would like to know if you agree about the reasons for having
> a web browser in Emacs (either as part of it or as an external lisp
> package).

Rendering the modern web is a very complicated task, and I doubt it's
worthwhile to try to implement this independently in Emacs.

An easier route might be to use Gecko or Webkit to embed webpages in
Emacs windows, in the spirit of how we use the GTK library to draw the
tool-bar and scroll-bar.  Emacs might either link directly to
Gecko/Webkit, or use XEmbed to fit a separate mini-browser process
inside an Emacs window.

AFAIK, no one is currently working on anything like this.

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