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Re: Running WebKit browser in Emacs!

From: ian.tegebo
Subject: Re: Running WebKit browser in Emacs!
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 11:31:23 -0800 (PST)
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On Friday, March 7, 2014 4:22:01 PM UTC-8, Daniel Hackney wrote:
> For another approach, see my old project Ezbl [1]. It used the XEmbed

And yet another,

This approach is nice because it's pure elisp; the benefits could be manifold.  
On the one hand, it doesn't require a custom build.  

On the other, I believe such an approach could be used to create graphical 
interfaces in Emacs for Emacs, e.g. Customize, but using the far more 
ubiquitous HTML/CSS languages as oppose to working directly with 
buffer/window/text-properties.  Going further, js2-mode already has a fair bit 
of what's needed for an EMCAScript implementation. There's still a mountain of 
work to get through, but doing so would make Emacs even better for javascript 

Currently, I suspect the difficulty of understanding the Emacs/Elisp interfaces 
and rendering model are why we don't see more ambitious graphical features from 
the community.  To be clear, I'm not claiming that the Emacs/Elisp interfaces 
and rendering model *can* or *should* be simplified.  That may or may not be 
so.  My point is that many more people already understand the HTML/CSS 
interfaces and rendering model and that learning another is a significant 

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