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Re: Using eww as browser for Emacs internals and documentation

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Using eww as browser for Emacs internals and documentation
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2019 22:43:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> Web browsers support the officially registered URI scheme 'about'
> to reveal internal state and built-in functions:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About_URI_scheme
> There is one 'about' URI, namely 'about:protocols'
> already implemented in Emacs in lisp/url/url-about.el
> Then why not to support more 'about' URIs like:
> about:memory - with data returned from 'garbage-collect'
> about:processes
> about:timers
> about:buffers
> etc.

Web browsers support this sort of thing because that's a nice ad-hoc way
to display data that you don't want to have in the menus.

I don't see why Emacs should emulate that odd approach to hiding
information, especially since Emacs already has commands to display all
this data in a sensible manner.  Like I said, `M-x list-timers' will
always be better (for the users) than dumping some data into HTML and
letting shr render it.

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