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bug#4169: 23.1.50; default mode for xml files not correct


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#4169: 23.1.50; default mode for xml files not correct
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:35:29 +0200

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 4:33 AM, Xah Lee<address@hidden> wrote:

>> I wrote majmodpri.el (part of nXhtml) to take care of this kind of
>> problem and suggested that something like it should be included in
>> Emacs. There has not been any positive response to it yet.
>>
>> The reason I wrote it was that this problem is much more prominent
>> when there are multi major modes as an alternative too. (For an xhtml
>> file for example you could use html-mode, nxml-mode, html-mumamo-mode,
>> nxhtml-mumamo-mode etc.)
>
> I'm not sure how emacs choose modes, or the policies, mechanisms, file
> locations...etc, or what majmodpri.el is supposed to do. Anyway, i thought
> this warrant a bug report for the record. Thanks.


Major modes are choosen by searching auto-mode-alist etc. The first
hit is choosen. (Sometimes the lists are searched several times
though.)

majmodpri.el sorts the list so that the major modes (or multi major
modes) that the user prefers comes first.





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