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This is confusing. w3m.el is part of emacs-w3m.
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w3m.el is part of emacs-w3m.
  
We have:
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To avoid confusion, note that we have:
  
*w3: a text-mode web browser completely written in elisp
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*[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacs/W3 Wikipedia:w3]]: a text-mode web browser completely written in elisp
*w3m: a standalone text-mode browser much like lynx. Not related to Emacs.
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*[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W3m Wikipedia:w3m]]: a standalone text-mode browser much like lynx. Not related to Emacs.
 
*emacs-w3m: an Emacs interface to the w3m browser. Includes w3m.el, not w3.el
 
*emacs-w3m: an Emacs interface to the w3m browser. Includes w3m.el, not w3.el
  

Revision as of 13:01, 1 December 2015

w3m.el is part of emacs-w3m.

To avoid confusion, note that we have:

  • [Wikipedia:w3]: a text-mode web browser completely written in elisp
  • [Wikipedia:w3m]: a standalone text-mode browser much like lynx. Not related to Emacs.
  • emacs-w3m: an Emacs interface to the w3m browser. Includes w3m.el, not w3.el

The way to distinguish the browsers is by the command: M-x w3 for the elisp-only text browser, versus M-x w3m for the interface to the non-Emacs browser, with rudimentary inline image support but no JavaScript.

The w3 homepage says "Development has been dormant for a couple of years, so expect bugs due to bit rot."

w3m.el is in the emacs-w3m package, available from the emacs-w3m homepage. This requires w3m to be installed. See the emacs-w3m page for details.

Note Note: Emacswiki:emacs-w3m states "Using the Emacs interface to w3m is much faster than using w3, since the parsing and displaying is done by the external w3m process." And Emacswiki:w3 says "For most users who want to browse the web from within Emacs, emacs-w3m will be a better solution, not least because it is quite a bit faster, and as as of May 2010 probably offers a more bug-free browsing experience."

Note Note: At this time, getting w3m to run on Windows XP is difficult without Cygwin. The only binary I could find produced a termcap error.