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Re: eww-wont-follow-link...

From: Alexis
Subject: Re: eww-wont-follow-link...
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:01:53 +1000

Julien Cubizolles <address@hidden> writes:

I can't get eww to work anymore, every call to eww-follow-link fails with "no link under point".

I tried it for instance on the following google url, in a emacs -Q scratch buffer:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8--- (require 'eww') --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Reading the relevant code, it seems to me that `eww-follow-link` probably expects to be called on a link in text that's been rendered by `shr`, which would have put the text property `shr-url` on URLs in the text. Thus,

* the documentation for `eww-follow-link` needs to note this, so that users don't expect to be able to use this command outside of `eww` or `shr`-rendered text; or

* the code for `eww-follow-link` should be modified to use a method of obtaining the URL at point that doesn't involve a text property having been set.

Either way, it might be worth filing a bug about this, using the `report-emacs-bug` command.


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