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Re: eww

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: eww
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:29:49 -0500

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Your proposal seems good to me, but maybe it could be simplified.  I
am not sure we need the complexity of choosing a text browser and
separately a graphical browser.  Most new users only use Emacs in
graphical mode and will want only a graphical browser.

So I suggest this:

browse-url-text uses the preferred text browser.  The first time, it asks
the user to choose the preferred text browser.

browse-url-graphical uses the preferred graphical browser.  The first
time, it asks the user to choose the preferred graphical browser.

browse-url on a text terminal runs browse-url-text.

browse-url on a graphical terminal runs browse-url-graphical.

This way, most users will only need to remember browse-url,
and will only be asked once to choose a preferred browser.

Any comments?

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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