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Re: GNOME/Web browser Integration

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: GNOME/Web browser Integration
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 12:32:09 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Dave Crossland" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> Something that I haven't seen _any_ GNOME editor do, is integrate well
> with web browser text-input fields.
> In Mac OS X with TextMate and Safari, you press Apple-Space and a new
> editor frame pops up and the existing text from the text-input widget
> is copied into this new file, where you can edit it with all the
> luxury that comes with a real text editor (like robust autosaving, or
> syntax checking, and all the other stuff emacs is insanely great for)
> and then when you close the file, its contents is copied back into the
> text-input widget.
> This makes editing a Wikipedia page that's dense with wiki markup very
> pleasant to edit.
> My friend suggested emailing features suggestions like this here, if
> this is the wrong venue, apologies and I hope someone will point me in
> the right direction :-)


Basically, this is already doably by installing a firefox plugin that
lets you call an external editor for text fields, plus installing the
third-party package wikipedia-mode.el.

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