New release of WWW Browser for emacs (.007beta) :)

"William M. Perry" <>
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Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1993 14:19:15 -0500
From: "William M. Perry" <>
Subject: New release of WWW Browser for emacs (.007beta) :)
Hello all,
   A new version of my WWW browser for emacs is now available.  I'll call
this .007beta for the lack of anything better. :)

   There are quite a few bug fixes in this release.  I'd like to thank the
following people for submitting bug reports/feeding my ego:

Larry Masinter 		<>
Marc Gemis 		<>
Marc Andreessen 	<>
Luis Miguel Silveira 	<>
Henry A. Rowley 	<har+@A.GP.CS.CMU.EDU>
Bob Cotton 		<>
Salil Deshpande 	<>
Jamie Zawinski 		<>
Jay Glicksman 		<>
Steve Baumgarten 	<sbb@Panix.Com>
Erik Ostrom		<>
Joe Germuska 		<>
paolo petta 		<>
Saul Youssef 		<>
Drew Burton 		<drb@MATH.AMS.ORG>

The source is available from in /pub/elisp/w3/  The
only file you'll need if you are upgrading from .004 is w3.el.  The
complete package you'll need to use w3-mode to its fullest is in w3.tar.Z.
This tar file contains ange-ftp, transparent.el, and a gopher browser,
authors are:
   ange-ftp: Andy Norman,
 background: Joseph G. Keane <jk3k+@ANDREW.CMU.EDU>
transparent: Brian Tompsett,
     gopher: scott snyder <>
      forms: Johan Vromans (email unknown)

The start of a hypertext documentation tree is at:

Things up & coming:
  news: link support
  support for logical styles <CITE>, etc
  font support for <EM>, <B>, etc styles
  ordered list handling
Here is an excerpt from the changelog (since the last release):

Mon Apr  5 13:34:00 1993  William M. Perry  (
* v.007beta - second release
* Revamped local files - now use file:/ instead of nonstandard local:/
* Added better handling of definition lists.  (No support for Compact
  ones now though)

Fri Apr  2 10:28:08 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Definition lists now keep their zones/extents so they are highlighted
* Fixed bug in <PRE> handling - left out a (goto-char (point-min))

Wed Mar 31 08:51:04 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Did work on resolving ./ & ../ links (only works for one level right
  now.  Will work on getting it recursive later.
* Changed data field in extents/zones to be (w3 . <type>) so I
  wouldn't grab a wrong item.
* Fixed a bug in title handling.  Left something out of an if
  statement and it would try to delete a region that (probably) didn't
* Fixed bug in w3-follow-link (added a ':' to end of regexp).  Would
  cause it to screw up on a url like http.html.  Thanks to Erik Ostrom
* Changed requires to autoloads where possible
* Wrapped require of transparent.el so it won't get loaded if in X
* Fixed bug in lemacs mouse links.
* Applied numerous patches from & to fix
  compilation problems with lemacs & epoch.

Tue Mar 30 15:05:01 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Added mouse support for following links in epoch & lucid emacs
  Store the link # in the data segment of the zone.  If mouse is
  clicked in a zone, extract the data, assoc it with w3-links-list and
  call w3-follow-link with it.  Hacky but works. :)
* Added (provide 'w3) for easier loading, etc.
* Fixed problems with epoch highlihting
* Fixed makefile problem (some files left out)

Sun Mar 28 13:04:12 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Added auto-viewing of ps/gif/jpg/etc files
* Added uncompression and gunzipping auto-recognition

Sat Mar 27 12:32:54 1993  William M. Perry  (
* v.004beta - first release
* Few changes to the parser
* Fixed PRE Handling so it parses out urls inside.
* Added handling of &#XXX to insert ascii value of XXX.

-- William M. Perry ( --
If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them
down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.