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bug#19472: Eww in Emacs 24.4 refuses to open local files


From: Ivan Shmakov
Subject: bug#19472: Eww in Emacs 24.4 refuses to open local files
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 11:12:20 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Tags: notabug

>>>>> Kelly Dean <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:

 >> Works for me on the Emacs 24 branch:

 >> `M-x eww RET file:///tmp/cert.html RET'

 > I get the error ⌜This function requires Emacs to be compiled with
 > libxml2⌝.

 > IOW, I can't read.

 > In my defense, ⌜/home/test/test.html⌝ produced the error ⌜/80 Name or
 > service not known⌝,

        This could probably be improved, – either the error message, or
        the treatment of URIs which look like (absolute?) filenames.

 > and ⌜file://home/test/test.html⌝ produced an FTP buffer with the
 > error ⌜home: No address associated with hostname⌝,

        Indeed, a file://home/ URI means “get files from the host named
        ‘home’.”  Cf.: file:/home/, which means “a directory named
        /home/ on the local filesystem.”

 > so by the time I tried ⌜file:///home/test/test.html⌝ and the debugger
 > popped up yet again, I assumed the error was just another complaint
 > about my syntax.

 > Sorry for the mistaken bug report.

        ACK, closing.

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