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Re: Rename `eww' to `web'

From: Katsumi Yamaoka
Subject: Re: Rename `eww' to `web'
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 11:09:05 +0900
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Richard Stallman wrote:
>               Most users just want to enter a URL and browse it.  So my
>     main suggestion is to make `C-x C-f' on a URL open a web browser like
>     `eww', or call `browse-url', or do something like that.

> This would be a convenient interface.  We just have to solve the
> problem of ambiguity: a file name can look like a URL.  We could make
> some way to indicate it is a file name -- perhaps some way to quote
> the colon that would follow the URL type.

This is off-topic, sorry.  I'm using a wrapper[1] that modifies
`C-x C-f' and `C-x d' so as to work for ftp://.  I can imagine
making those commands work for https?:// is not so troublesome.
Note that a url containing non-ASCII characters needs to be encoded

[1] http://www.jpl.org/ftp/pub/elisp/dired-utils.el.gz

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