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Re: Deprecated browsers in browse-url.el

From: CHENG Gao
Subject: Re: Deprecated browsers in browse-url.el
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 16:07:47 +0800
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*On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:26:58 +0100
* Also sprach Jan Djärv <address@hidden>:

> 2010-11-10 01:42, Andrew W. Nosenko skrev:
>> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 10:11, Eli Zaretskii<address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> From: CHENG Gao<address@hidden>
>>>> Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 11:15:10 +0800
>>>> I am wondering if some browsers should be removed from
>>>> browse-url.el
>>>> since they are ceased projects for many years. Such as Mosaic,
>>>> Netscape,
>>>> Mozilla, Galeon.
>>> Why is it a problem that these are still supported? What's the urge
>>> to remove them?
>> While I see no problems in a half screen page full of Mosaic-related
>> tuning (despiete of clutter of space and confusion of non so age-old
>> user, which may be born after gopher become defunct), I _personally_
>> see a problem in total absence of the more widespread browsers like
>> Chrome/Chromium or Safari.
> The default for OSX is to use the system default browser, so that will
> be Safari if it is the default. On systems that have xdg-open (most
> GNU/Linux versions nowdays), the default browser is also used.  If
> that is Chrome, it will be opened.
> IMHO, the way to go is to use the system default, not add more
> browsers.
>       Jan D.

I agree. Users can customize default browser. Seems many codes can be
removed from the file.

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