Jan Vroonhof <vroonhof(a)math.ethz.ch> writes:
Jeff Miller <jmiller(a)smart.net> writes:
> and, if you do have xemacs speak http at that point, aren't you going
> to be requiring it to have xemacs-base, and chunks of w3 installed?
It needs to be a heavily stripped down version of w3 yes. The work
involved is the reason this isn't done yet. However I would prefer that
over EFS as nowadays _if_ you have net access your just as likely to have
http access and this can be done without the use of external programs.
The only thing you would need would be the URL package, and if you want
_seriously_ stripped down HTTP functionality, you don't even need that.
If you remove things like authentication, cookies, and stuff like that, the
CORE HTTP functionality of Emacs/W3 is less than 600 lines of code, and
could be easily stripped out into an 'http-lite.el'
I agree that using HTTP instead of EFS is probably a win, especially on
windows w/o cygwin.