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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 12:04:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ivan Shmakov <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>>> From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen  Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 10:30:35 +0100
>
>  >>> 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.
>
>  >> What about "d:/some/file/that/exists" on Windows?
>
>  > Sure, that too.  The DWIM code should call `file-exists-p' a bit on
>  > strings that look like they could possibly be files.
>
>       Like, perhaps, the strings matching "^\\([a-z]:\\)?/"?

Yeah, perhaps.  Does have a "does this string look like a file name if
you squint at it?" function?

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