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Re: Make emacs-eww render asynchronously

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Make emacs-eww render asynchronously
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:11:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.90 (gnu/linux)

YUE Daian <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi folks,
> I am facing a funny problem about Emacs browsers.
> The story is: I was using emacs-w3m to browse Rust API docs.
> You know some pages are very large, like this one:
> The emacs-w3m fetches the page asynchronously, but the rendering process
> will freeze Emacs for a long time.

It is practically instantaneous here. The only observable delay (less
than a second) is for fetching the data.

> The eww opens it rather fast, but its functionality is not so good
> compared with emacs-w3m.
> Is it a way to make emacs-w3m render pages asynchronously?

I don't think so.

> Or should I start to use eww exclusively instead of emacs-w3m?

Use whatever works for you.

I suggest an experiment: create a local copy of that web page on your
computer and visit it with eww (something like M-x eww [enter]
file:///path/to/the/html/file). See if takes too long. Repeat it running
Emacs with "emacs -Q" and see if the delay goes away.

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