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[h-e-w] Re: syntax highlighting and remote editing (not what you think)

From: Eric S. Johansson
Subject: [h-e-w] Re: syntax highlighting and remote editing (not what you think)
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 23:31:12 -0400
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20070326)

Geoff Gole wrote:
If firefox is your browser and you'd like to use emacs to edit
textareas, you might get some use out of this extension:

I've only run it for a few days, but it's unobtrustive and seems
stable and reliable.

Apologies for taking so long to respond. I've had an unpleasant time dealing with producing/images and making them bootable with grub. Boots with QEMU or USB CompactFlash adapter. Won't boot with IDE adapter either through QEMU or physical machine. Anyway, not your worry.

The challenge I have with editing is how do I take the current URL and make it something I can use to edit with. The two solutions I can think of are: drag-and-drop URL onto Emacs, and Firefox extension (right-click pick edit, or icon). In both cases the application environment would modify the URL to data retrieval flash storage URL. For Emacs direct access would be somewhat difficult because I would need to add some form of authentication that is normally handled by a browser interface. Unfortunately, I am less than the newbie making extensions for Emacs or Firefox. So when I can get to the point of changing the browser is awareness/focus to that of an editing environment, this edit text areas in Emacs capability could be pretty nice. It would be even nicer if I could edit my Thunderbird handled messages with Emacs as a new frame.

I assume my questions about syntax highlighting are better handled in a different Emacs group. :-)

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