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Re: eww

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: eww
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:05:54 -0500

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    `browse-web' is the alias for `eww'.

That's a good, natural name.  However, the Emacs manual mentions
`eww', not `browse-web'.  I think that is a bug and needs to be

The manual section on EWW says that itcan be one of the browsers used
by `browse-url'.  In effect, `browse-url' is an instance of the sort
of feature that `define-alternative' defines.

Perhaps we should set it up to ask the user, as if it were defined
with `define-alternative'.

Perhaps `eww' should be the default.  (Should it be the default?)

Perhaps the manual should document only `browse-url', not the
internals of the various alternatives.

I am not sure what is best, since I don't use those features.  But I
am sure we should get the user interface maximally simplified before
the release.  What do people think is best?

Dr Richard Stallman
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