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Re: [Reuben Thomas] browse-url.el Opera support

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: [Reuben Thomas] browse-url.el Opera support
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:28:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

If someone remember more details about the prior Opera browse-url
discussion, that would be useful.  I tried searching a little, but
didn't find anything.  I might have just imagined it...  No, I found
it, here's a link:

Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> writes:

> use a free web browser or we won't support you.

Sorry, browse-url should support any browser, just use the
'browse-url-generic' browser and specify the name of the application
in `browse-url-generic-program'.

Giving an explicit reference to a commercial product is a step
further, and I can understand why a free program might not want to do

> Funnily enough, I wouldn't even be involved in this discussion if it
> weren't that browse-url.el sucks anyway: I can't remember another program
> that I've had to throw several kb of script at before it can open URLs in
> my web browser the way I want: in most programs, I just have to configure
> a string that looks something like
> foobrowser -remoteWindow("%u")
> and it Just Works. This, of course, is an Emacs problem, not a GNU
> problem, but it adds injury to insult [sic].

Can you describe what your script does?  Using the generic URL
browser, and then customizing `browse-url-generic-program' and
`browse-url-generic-args' seems rather flexible.  I'm not sure how it
can be made more flexible.

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