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There are a few variables that almost all people will need to change.
List of ports to warn the user about connecting to. Defaults to
just the mail and NNTP ports so you cannot be tricked into sending
fake mail or forging messages by a malicious HTML document.
Controls whether document retrievals over HTTP should be done in
the background. This allows you to keep working in other windows
while large downloads occur.
What function to use for asking yes or no functions. Possible
values are 'yes-or-no-p or 'y-or-n-p, or any function that takes a
single argument (the prompt), and returns t only if a positive
answer is gotten.
A lisp symbol specifying what action to take for files with
extensions that are not in the w3-mime-extensions assoc list.
This is useful in case you ever run across files with weird
extensions (.foo, .README, .READMEFIRST, etc). This should not be
Possible values: any lisp symbol. Should be a function that takes
no arguments. The return value does not matter, it is ignored.
Some examples are
Parse as HTML 'w3-prepare-buffer
View as text 'indented-text-mode
The url to open at startup. It can be any valid URL. This will
default to the environment variable WWW_HOME if you do not set it
in your .emacs file. If WWW_HOME is undefined, then it will
default to the hypertext documentation for W3 at Indiana
Whether to delay loading inlined images. If non-`nil', images are
not loaded. If you are on a slow network link, I would recommend
setting this to `t'.
Whether to use characters at the start and end of each bold/italic
region. Types of characters are specified in
Put brackets around links? If this variable is eq to 'linkname,
then it will put the link # in brackets after the link text. If
it is nil, then it will not put anything. If it is non-nil and
not eq to 'linkname, then it will put [[ & ]] around the entire
text of the link. Is initially set to be t iff in normal emacs.
Nil if in epoch or lucid emacs, since links should be in different
The global history file used by both Mosaic/X and W3. This file
contains a list of all the URLs you have visited. This file is
parsed at startup and used to provide URL completion.
Hotlist filename. This should be the name of a file that is
stored in NCSA's Mosaic/X format (ncsa-mosaic-hotlist-format-1).
It is used to keep a listing of commonly accessed URL's without
having to go through 20 levels of menus to get to them.
Directory where w3 looks for personal annotations. This is a
directory that should hold the personal annotations stored in a
Your full email address. This is what is sent to HTTP/1.0 servers
as the FROM field. If not set when w3-do-setup is run, it
defaults to `(user-real-login-name)'@`(system-name)', which can
often be wrong.
Amount of space to leave on right margin of WWW buffers. This
amount is subtracted from `(window-width)' for each new WWW buffer
and used as the new fill-column.
Whether to track the mouse and message the url under the mouse.
This also changes the mouse cursor to be the cursor specified by
Non-nil means translate <ISINDEX> tags into a hypertext form. A
single text entry box will be drawn where the ISINDEX tag appears.
If t, the isindex handling will be the same as Mosaic for X.
Controls how gopher documents are retrieved. If non-`nil', the
gopher pages will be converted into HTML and parsed just like any
other page. If nil, the requests will be passed off to the
`gopher.el' package by Scott Snyder. Using the `gopher.el'
package will lose the gopher+ support, and inlined searching.
The port # of the WAIS gateway to pass all wais:// requests to.
Note: Native WAIS Support
The machine name where the WAIS gateway lives. Note: Native WAIS
Command used to start an xterm window
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