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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