Release .3b of The WWW Browser For Emacs

"William M. Perry" <>
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Date: Thu, 6 May 1993 18:00:02 -0500
From: "William M. Perry" <>
Subject: Release .3b of The WWW Browser For Emacs
Hey folks,
  Its time to announce yet another release of my World Wide Web
browser for emacs.  This will be the last release for a while, as I am
contemplating a major rewrite as an independent project for school.
(Better image support, real parser, et al)
  The files can be gotten from:
file://  for the main files
file:// for the support files
file://[dvi|ps] for some documentation

  If you'd just like to check out the documentation, look at: - it is the start of a
documentation tree for the browser.  I'm also working on a latexinfo
version of the documentation, but its slow going. :)

  As always, happy emacsing, and please send me a mail message if you pick
up the package.  Also, please mail any and all bug reports/fixes and URLS
that break my browser to - I'll try to get back to you
as soon as possible.

   Bill P.


  I'm calling this .3b - here is a list of the major changes from the last
public release (.1?b or some such):

Mon May  3 08:16:35 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Can now print the url under point - no key binding yet.
* Added the ability to store a gopher link into the hotlist - thanks
  to scott snyder <> for patching gopher-mode to
  support this.  No key binding yet.
* Added the 'links' menu back into lucid emacs.

Fri Apr 30 11:56:57 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Fixed a problem with viewing local files with w3-viewer-alist

Thu Apr 29 11:43:13 1993  William M. Perry  (
* w3-fetch now defaults to the url of the current document if the
  document you invoke it from is in w3-mode.
* Added ability to find links of just #link - doesn't need to reload
  the whole document.
* Applied several patches fro Alastair Burt (
  * Better updating of menu bar in Lucid
  * Updates the interal w3-hotlist when you delete a hotlist entry
  * Problem with the w3-viewer-alist - it tried to play
* Fixed problems with w3-graphics-converter-alist, and lots of
  problems with the w3-hypertext-extns.
* Fixed problem with finding files for dired-mode - would still try to
  do the viewing, etc.

Wed Apr 28 07:23:56 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Fixed problem with dired-ing remote ftp files.  Removed lots of
  useless if file-directory-p [...], and just did a find-file - let
  ange-ftp and dired take care of it - they know how better.
* Fixed problem where w3-epoch-frob-resources would not set the
  defaults if no Xresources were specified - thanks to Luis Miguel
  Silveira ( for noticing it.
* Changed the w3-delimit-links variable so that you can specify
  'linkname as its value, and have the old style "Link text
  here[link#here]" style of showing links.  Nil shows nothing,
  non-nil, non-linkname shows [[ & ]] around link text.

Tue Apr 27 15:37:18 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Fixed problem in gopher handling - if no port was specified, it
  would get completely confused.

Mon Apr 26 17:06:33 1993  William M. Perry  (
* v.2b
* Fixed problem with putting remote dirs into dired-mode with a bad
  default-filename.  Thanks to Larry Masinter
  ( for noticing, and for the fix.
* Added newest nntp.el to the extras tar file
* Fixed problem where w3-current-last-buffer was not set correctly
  when reading news.
* Added support for news: links - single articles as well as whole
  groups are supported.

Sun Apr 25 15:36:55 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Fixed recursive make install bug - thanks to Larry Masinter
  ( for noticing it.
* Fixed problem with no default gopher object type.  Thanks to Larry
  Masinter ( for noticing it.
* Fixed problem with no default gopher port.
* Fixed the auto-documenter so that it would insert "M-x <funcname>"
  if no bindings were found in the keymap. Thanks to Larry Masinter
  ( for noticing it.
* Fixed problem with w3-file not passing to a viewer correctly.

Thu Apr 22 13:22:53 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Fixed the handling of URL#link finding . . . depends on which
  emacs you are using, due to the weirdness of zones, etc, in each.
* Split the files up again.  Figure with >2000 lines, it should be
  done. :)
* No longer need w3-links-list - store all relevant information in the
  data segment of a zone.  Changed every function to use this new

Wed Apr 21 08:24:35 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Added variables w3-use-html2latex, w3-html2latex-prog, and
  w3-html2latex-args.  If w3-use-html2latex is non-nil, then
  w3-html2latex-prog is called in a subprocess with the flags defined
  by w3-html2latex-args, with the html source as standard input.
  Default is to do my (bad) regular expression matching to convert.

Tue Apr 20 08:51:19 1993  William M. Perry  (
* Can now specify regular expressions as the car of
* fixed problem where epoch would not defvar the styles - just moved
  them out of w3-epoch-frob-resources, and it works.  Weird.
* Fixed several bugs in the w3-convert-html-to-latex function - now
  handles addresses and &amp; correctly.
* Fixed yet another dumb bug in the insertion of <PLAINTEXT> in
  non-hypertext documents.
* Added w3-member, instead of builtin (or predefined) member, since
  some definitions don't use equal for comparison like they are
  supposed to.

-- William M. Perry ( --
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