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browse-url-galeon incorrect

From: Paul Smith
Subject: browse-url-galeon incorrect
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 10:14:49 -0400

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-debian-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2002-03-22 on raven, modified by Debian
configured using `configure  i386-debian-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr 
--sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var/lib 
--infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes --with-x=yes 
--with-x-toolkit=athena --without-gif'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: 
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: C
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

The browse-url.el:browse-url-galeon function is wrong.  It constructs
the arguments to Galeon like this:

      (concat "galeon " url) nil
      (if new-window '("-w" "--noraise"))
      (list "-x" url))

This is broken, though.  The "-x" argument overrides the setting of the
new-window flag; "-x" means "Attempt to load URL in existing Galeon
window", and the last such argument on the command line always takes
precedence.  I think the "-x" should be removed, as I think it's not
appropriate to have no way of passing _exactly_ the arguments you want,
and only those.

Recent input:
<help-echo> <switch-frame> <down-mouse-2> <mouse-2> 
<switch-frame> <help-echo> <help-echo> <switch-frame> 
C-h v b r o <tab> n <tab> w <tab> ` <backspace> <return> 
<help-echo> <down-mouse-2> <mouse-2> M-f M-f M-b C-s 
C-w C-w C-w C-w C-w C-s C-s C-s C-a C-s g a l e o n 
C-s C-s C-s C-n C-a C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n 
C-n C-n C-l C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n 
C-n C-n C-l C-e C-n C-e M-x e m a c s - <M-backspace> 
r e p o <tab> o <tab> r <backspace> r <tab> <backspace> 
<backspace> r <tab> <return>

Recent messages:
Scanning buffer for index ( 45%)
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Scanning buffer for index ( 70%)
Scanning buffer for index ( 76%)
Scanning buffer for index (100%)
Mark saved where search started [2 times]
Making completion list...
Loading /usr/share/emacs/21.2/lisp/mail/emacsbug.elc...done

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden> HASMAT: HA Software Mthds & Tools
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist
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