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Re: w3 and css

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: w3 and css
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 23:33:04 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andrea Crotti <address@hidden> writes:

> Il giorno 19/feb/2011, alle ore 11.27, Harald Hanche-Olsen ha scritto:
>> I thought w3 was dead, so this got me all exited.
>> Indeed the web site says “Emacs/W3 is dead, long live Emacs/W3”
>> so I thought it had been revived, and maybe it has – but I downloaded
>> the git repository and ran git log, which tells me the latest revision
>> to the code was in May 2008. This does not bode well.
>> A little more detail: It looks like development came to a halt in 2002,
>> with a couple of fixes in 2003, then a hiatus until 2006, after which
>> the project was continued by Magnus Henoch until May 2008. Whether he
>> has abandoned it or he does not see any needs for further improvement is
>> unclear to me. The w3-announce mailing list archives are full of spam.
>> The w3-devel mailing list (
>> has a question similar to yours dated 15 Nov 2009 that looks similar to
>> yours, and which was never answered on the list.
>> My own very tentative conclusion is that w3 is still dead, and that w3m
>> is a better bet. But I'll follow this thread with interest in case
>> someone wants to tell us otherwise.
>> -- 
>> * Harald Hanche-Olsen     <URL:>
>> - It is undesirable to believe a proposition
>>  when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.
>>  -- Bertrand Russell
> Ah good I didn't check it was dead.
> I think I had the same problem last time :)
> Maybe it's not worth to implement such a complicated thing like a browser in 
> elisp,
> there are way too many things to take care of.
> Anyway w3m from this page
> doesn't really look in a good shape either, last release in 2005...
The w3m-el (i.e. elisp wrapper around w3m) is still being actively
developed (last commit from the log is 19th Jan 2011). Don't know about
w3m, but fromt he changelog on my system, the last entry is 31-05-2007. 


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