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Re: question about emacspeak-websearch
No, you didn't cause any trouble,
and emacspeak-w3 changing browse-url-browser-function at load time was
definitely something that needed to go away.
--Raman >>>>> "Yvonne" == Yvonne Thomson <email@example.com> writes:
Yvonne> At Fri, 26 Sep 2003 20:05:27 -0700, T V Raman wrote:
>> Those ines of code in emacspeak-websearch deserved to be
>> deleted and are now gone.
Yvonne> Thanks for that.
>> However your assertion that its presence meant that you
>> couldn't use emacspeak-websearch unless w3 was installed was
>> incorrect-- it set up browse-url to use W3 if and only if W3
>> was installed.
Yvonne> *sigh* I didn't say that. Or at least, if I did, I didn't
Yvonne> mean that. I've been using emacspeak for more than enough
Yvonne> years to be aware of the w3 vs w3m problem. I.e. w3 has
Yvonne> the features but, on my setup, takes way, way too long to
Yvonne> display web pages. Therefore, it's a productivity trade
Yvonne> off for me. My only argument was, and is still, that I
Yvonne> did *not* want emacspeak to change my browse-url setting
Yvonne> unless I asked it to or I changed it myself. My primary
Yvonne> web browser is w3m. I will occasionally use w3 if, and
Yvonne> that's usually a big if, I need the advanced features,
Yvonne> hence it's installed. As far as I know, the xslt stuff is
Yvonne> still in the emacspeak-w3 file anyway, therefore it's
Yvonne> messy not to have both browsers installed. I had no
Yvonne> intention of causing all this trouble, I swear I didn't. I
Yvonne> think my ability to explain myself must've been thrown out
Yvonne> the window in the last couple of days or something.
>> Note that some of emacspeak-websearch's functionality --in fact
>> quite a lot of its advanced functionality-- may not work with
>> w3m --
Yvonne> That's probably the case, yes. For good or for evil,
Yvonne> though, I don't use most of emacspeak-websearch's
Yvonne> functionallity. I would say 99.9% of my use of it involves
Yvonne> nothing more than calling google with a single keystroke
Yvonne> combination. About the only advanced functionality
Yvonne> involved there seems to be the ability of emacspeak to
Yvonne> jump down to the search results, bypassing the stuff up
Yvonne> the top. Since I really don't find going down a couple of
Yvonne> lines to get to my search results all that inconvenient, I
Yvonne> don't think that's exactly something I'll miss.
Yvonne> I honestly think next time, I'll just comment out the
Yvonne> lines, and not say a thing about it. It was a minor
Yvonne> inconvenience to me that I asked about the reason for,
Yvonne> that's all. I'll try, very very hard, to make my
Yvonne> explanation clearer next time if I need to ask such a
Yvonne> question again.
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