What to do with urls in elmdentica? :)

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at 1407.org
Fri Jul 10 12:50:44 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 12:34:29PM +0200, Christian Rüb wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 03:58:21PM +0100, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> > > Is there a good enough browser that takes urls from CLI? Or another
> > > interface?
> >
> >    Dillo accepts an URL on the command line.
> wouldn' it be a good idea to have system like "alternatives" handle this? so 
> you could have a link like /usr/bin/www-browser (see Debian) that points to 
> your favourite browser. And browser packages should deal with the link...
> This way no application would have to bother which browser is actually 
> installed. Of course, only packages with browsers supporting "browserbinary 
> <URL>" calls should make use of this system.
> just my 2¢

This is precisely what I'd like the future to be. With the difference that
the url should be a standardized flag and not just an anonymous argument.

For the time being, I'm going to search for binaries and launch them according
to my subjective order of preference :)



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