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w3m.el is part of emacs-w3m.
w3m.el is part of [[Emacs-w3m|emacs-w3m]].
To avoid confusion, note that we have:
To avoid confusion, note that we have:

Revision as of 00:58, 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."