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RE: saving buffer with text properties

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: saving buffer with text properties
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 15:09:07 -0700

>     Is there any plan to enable users to save text with all of
>     its properties?
> The plan for how to do this is to use the format conversion feature as
> a basis, and implement conversion to and from existing formats that
> can record markup.  We could also invent our own new format, but that
> would be less useful than interoperation with other programs.
> One existing format we want to support is RTF.  Would RTF do this job?

I don't know. Would it allow for user-defined text properties? invisible?

> I don't think this should be connected with desktop.el.
> That is not a clean design.  desktop.el has a job to do,
> and that includes revisiting files that you were looking at.
> Making saving and visiting handle text properties is a different job
> and the two should be kept independent.

That makes sense to me.

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