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Re: ftp oddities

>>>>> In [emacs-w3m : No.07980] Elias Oltmanns wrote:

> Katsumi Yamaoka <yamaoka@jpl.org> wrote:
>> It seems to be the case where the value of the w3m-icon-directory
>> variable is nil.

Although I was unable to reproduce the same behavior only by
setting w3m-icon-directory as nil, I've made changes in the CVS
repository so that emacs-w3m makes sure those icon files exist.

> Very good hint! Since I'm working in an text only environment, I never
> bothered installing the icons - it might be questionable though why
> the existence of icons should interfere with proper ftp
> browsing. Anyway, after fixing this issue I can browse ftp servers
> now. Please note, however, that still ange-ftp gets loaded once I
> enter a ftp url the first time and I still get this "Cannot retrieve
> URL:..." message together with this delicate beep in the echo area
> every time I follow a ftp link.

Probably you will have to examine minutely what the code does,
using edebug[1], for example.  I need to keep it in my mind too.

> Executing your debugging code doesn't trigger an error anymore, by the
> way.

Indeed.  That's a file-name-handler issue.

[1] The `Troubleshooting' section of the Gnus Info manual
    describes briefly how to use edebug.