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bug#16493: 24.3.50; (setq search-invisible t) is useless, let's allow to
bug#16493: 24.3.50; (setq search-invisible t) is useless, let's allow to turn visible-mode temporarily on
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:20:34 +0100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)
Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> E.g. replacing "www" by "ftp" is currently not possible in
>> you have to manually turn visible-mode on.
> I don't understand the relationship between this problem and the subject
> of bug#16493.
I forgot to connect the dots.
When search-invisible is t, perform-replace can replace matches
in any invisible text, but does not display it when prompting the
user for confirmation.
When search-invisible is 'open, perform-replace can replace matches
only in hidden text (invisible through an overlay), and displays it
when prompting the user.
We lack a way to reveal truly invisible text when performing a search
and replace. The URL of a bracket link in Org is an example of such
truly invisible text.
Juri's solution to add 'open-all could also be used in perform-replace
to let the user see truly invisible matches before replacing them.
So the *solutions* are related, if not the problems themselves.