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Bug#347384: xterm: URLs are not the only thing you want to select...

Package: xterm
Version: 208-3.1
Followup-For: Bug #347384

IMHO the changed charClass resource is a bad idea. It is trivial to
doubleclick on the "http" and drag over the URL. The new setting makes
it basically impossible to select e.g. the directory part of a fully
qualified filename. Being able to select URLs with a doubleclick
requires an awful lot of "separator-like" characters in them: '/', ':',
'=', '&' etc. pp.

Just for example: 
Having '&' no longer separating makes selecting of table cells in a
LaTeX-Document very troublesome.
Having '/' no longer separating makes selecting parts of a filename very
inconvenient. "," is inconvenient for CSV-formatted files (Comma
separated values), and so on and so on.

*Please* please please revert this change and restore the original
behaviour by unsetting the charClass resource.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xterm depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.3.5-13       GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfontconfig1            2.3.2-1.1      generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.1.10-1       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libice6                   6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libncurses5               5.5-1          Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libsm6                    6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System Session Management
ii  libx11-6                  6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxaw8                   6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Athena widget set library
ii  libxext6                  6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxmu6                   6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System miscellaneous util
ii  libxrender1               1:    X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                    6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  xlibs-data                6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System client data
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.3-9      compression library - runtime

Versions of packages xterm recommends:
ii  xutils                    6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System utility programs

-- debconf information:
* xterm/clobber_xresource_file: true

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