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Re: Text property 'intangible and fontification

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Text property 'intangible and fontification
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 19:45:48 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

> I think I noticed a problem with nxml-mode (not part of Emacs) and
> fontification when an overlay has the property 'intangible.

Since `intangible' is known to have many adverse effects, it's important to
describe this overlay: who made it, why, ...

> nxml-mode does its own fontification since it anyway parses the buffer
> contents. What should fontification code do when there are some overlays
> like this? Or text properties. Should it let bind
> inhibit-point-motion-hooks' to t, or? What does other fontification code do
> in Emacs?

I strongly recommend to not touch `intangible' even with a ten foot pole.


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