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Re: inclusion of emacs-w3m

From: chad
Subject: Re: inclusion of emacs-w3m
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:59:34 -0700

On 11 Sep 2012, at 03:38, Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Don't forget decent table rendering (especially, nested tables), one of
> w3m's distinguishing features.  From /usr/share/doc/w3m/STORY.html:

Table rending is certainly a PITA, but there are 2.5 big things
working on the side of an emacs-based HTML renderer:

1.) Terrible table hacks like nested tables and table-based layout are
vastly less common than they were when w3m was created (largely to
overcome lynx's poor table handling).

2.) The Emacs display engine *can* scroll side-to-side, whereas w3m
lived in a world where things off the right side of the tty were
forever out of sight.

2.5) shr.el already renders tables (so one could get started without
solving this problem first).


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