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Re: Holy Wars redux: w3 vs. emacs-w3m

From: mr.sparkle
Subject: Re: Holy Wars redux: w3 vs. emacs-w3m
Date: 04 Nov 2002 19:41:23 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

On Sun, 03 Nov 2002, wrote:
> I've been using w3 off-and-on in the past, but since I'm trying to
> go far more text-centric on my desktop[1] I'd like to do the little
> web browsing that I do from within Emacs.  I've downloaded w3
> v4.0pre.47 and have been getting that nasty ``wrong type argument:
> stringp, nil'' error[2] that's been mentioned lately.  Anyone have
> an opinion[3] on W3 vs. emacs-w3m?
> [1] Full-screen xterm running screen, with a Mozilla tab (using the
>     PWM window manager) as a last resort.
> [2] No, I haven't tried to get a backtrace ... sorry.
> [3] Heh

I found w3 to be sloooooow. emacs-w3m is reasonably fast and it
renders html nicely. I use emacs-w3m as the browser for html files in
dired and I have no complaints so far.

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