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Re: Bug#172436: followup on browser proposal

On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 17:09, Bill Allombert wrote:

> No, this is not broken, this is just not what you would prefer. Currently,
> mozilla or worse netscape is hardcoded in lot of software and they do
> not even check whether they are available. *That* is broken. 
> Joey has spent a lot of time fixing this issue. 

I agree, that is broken as well.

> Then write a /usr/bin/desktop-auto-detect-browser program that
> autodetect the current environment and launch the correct browser, and
> give it a higher priority.

Quite frankly, it's not that easy.  Plus, I think that would just make
things even more complex than necessary.

> The choice of the browser belong to the user, not to the program.

I totally agree.  My proposal does not reduce the user's ability to
choose a browser at all.

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