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Re: Need `spinner'
- From: Katsumi Yamaoka <yamaoka@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 11:07:09 +0900
- X-ml-name: emacs-w3m
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- References: <m19yDTF-000IeGC@rattlesnake.com>
>>>>> In [emacs-w3m : No.05723]
>>>>> "Robert J. Chassell" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Emacs W3M mode needs a `spinner' to tell you when it is downloading
> or otherwise doing something that is not directly visible to the user.
> This way, the user knows the mode is working, and that his set up or
> his Internet connection is not broken.
> Thank you.
That'a good idea. It can be achieved easily if Emacs supports
animations as XEmacs does for gifs. I think showing an ascii
spinner (\ | - / -...) in the header-line or the mode-line in
each emacs-w3m buffer imposes a burden on Emacs, and using the
minibuffer is not a good idea since we can run emacs-w3m for
multiple sessions asynchronously. Do you have a concrete
Katsumi Yamaoka <firstname.lastname@example.org>