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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: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 12:01:40 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.96 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

>> It's not that difficult to handle, you just need to take snapshots of
>> the application's display now and then.  The active window contains
>> the real application, and any other windows can contain a snapshot of
>> the display of that program.
> This is basically what I'm aiming for with my xwidget patch. The active
> window contains the live component, the other windows contain inactive
> snapshots of the components(currently only grey rectangles in the
> inactive windows).

Is this "snapshot" handled automatically by X (e.g., as an XEmbed
feature), or is it something that would have to be done "by hand",
e.g. by copying one X bitmap buffer into another?  If the latter,
doesn't that mean that clicking on a button in the "copied" application
wouldn't do anything?

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