Difference between revisions of "W3m-el"

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To avoid confusion, note that we have:
 
To avoid confusion, note that we have:
  
*[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacs/W3 Wikipedia:w3]]: aka '''Emacs/W3''', a text-mode web browser completely written in elisp
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*[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacs/W3 Wikipedia:w3]]: aka '''Emacs/W3''', a text-mode web browser completely written in elisp; includes w3.el
 
*[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W3m Wikipedia:w3m]]: a standalone text-mode browser much like lynx. Not related to Emacs.
 
*[[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
 
The way to distinguish the browsers is by the command: {{Command|w3}} for the elisp-only text browser, versus {{Command|w3m}} for the interface to the non-Emacs browser, with rudimentary inline image support but no JavaScript.
 
  
 
The [http://www.gnu.org/software/w3/ w3 homepage] says "Development has been dormant for a couple of years, so expect bugs due to bit rot."
 
The [http://www.gnu.org/software/w3/ w3 homepage] says "Development has been dormant for a couple of years, so expect bugs due to bit rot."

Revision as of 00:46, 2 December 2015

w3m.el is part of emacs-w3m.

To avoid confusion, note that we have:

  • [Wikipedia:w3]: aka Emacs/W3, a text-mode web browser completely written in elisp; includes w3.el
  • [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 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."