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Re: Daisy Books

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OK, got w3 working - sort of.  That customize group was very
interesting to look through.  But now when I hit a chapter heading in
a bookshare daisy book, it goes to load w3 but all I get is a prompt
to save a MIME section.  I'm asked for a file name and when I do so,
it saves it.  When I looked to see what this file was, it looked like
a bunch of XML; cold have been the book text; I didn't look closely
yet.  I thought when I hit the enter key on a section like "Chapter
7", it was supposed to open the browser up in that chapter.  Do I need
to change some more parameters some place?

I have to say, I haven't seen any documentation that explains all
these prerequisit setups.

Oh, if I decide to try w3m, Do I then have to go in and change any
references to w3 to w3m?  I would think yes.

I recall seeing some messages a while back about using a "headless"
firefox or something; that sounds interesting too.  I have usually
preferred the windows type browsers because there is so much
structural navigation available such as jumping from headet to header,
field to field, table to table, etc.  Most text browsers just don't go
there.  I think w3 might have some additional structural navigation
but I didn't see anything to jump to a <h2> marker for example.  I
love being able to jump to a given header on a long page.

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 08:26:46PM -0600, Robert D. Crawford wrote:
> My fault that this went off-list.  Bringing it back
> Steve Holmes <steve@holmesgrown.com> writes:
> > Sorry on that last line, that should have been emacspeak.  
> That is what I assumed.  What I mentioned about tidy and customize fixes
> the problem.
> > When emacspeak is running I get the errors discussed below.  I
> > wondered about tidy and did not recall seeing that anywhere in
> > requirements to run emacspeak or w3.  
> Not necessary, as you later note it can be turned off but it does help
> some pages by cleaning up the html before it is rendered.
> > I'm guessing there is a way to tell emacs or emacspeak the default
> > browser is <something> and we just need to replace <something> with w3
> > or whatever.  
> That is where browse-url comes in.  The variable
> browse-url-browser-function is what you want to customize.  To get
> browse-url to use w3 you want that variable set to browse-url-w3.  I
> would use customize to set this.  
> > I found the info page discussing the comparisons between w3 and w3m
> > interesting reading; you wrote that, didn't you? 
> Yes.  Thanks.
> > The only reason I'm bothering with getting one of these browsers going
> > at all is because they are required to use the emacspeak extensions
> > for google related tools and the daisy reader seems to require them
> > too.
> You might find after using one or the other that you prefer them to
> other browsers.  I won't go over the reasons as you said you read my
> contribution to the info manual.
> > I do appreciate your help here; I'll go and look for tidy. That is an
> > emacs application, is it not?
> For the record, no.  I do see from a later mail that you found what you
> needed.
> rdc
> -- 
> Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw@gmail.com
> The odds are a million to one against your being one in a million.
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