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


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#19472: Eww in Emacs 24.4 refuses to open local files
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 10:30:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ivan Shmakov <address@hidden> writes:

>  > 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.”

Nobody can ever remember the syntax of a file: URI, though, so I think
`M-x eww' should DWIM it a bit.

If the URL is "/some/file/that/exists" or starts with "file:" and you
can then make (sort of) sense of it, then `M-x eww' should load that
file.

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