Christian Lynbech writes: > >>>>> "David" == David N Blank-Edelman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > David> Has anyone written the quick hack it would take to have ange-ftp > David> accept the anon ftp://... URL in addtion to the Ange Normal Form > David> (/host:..)? I'm hoping for (gulp) emacs 18 elisp code. Thanks! > > I have tried the obvious solution (manipulating the regexps) and > failed. Even though I tried with emacs19, I suspect you may run into the > same problem. [...] > I have seen that John Interrante has posted one fix, utilizing a special > key. Another approach woul be grab the W3 package, which is supposed to > be an emacs interface to the World Wide Web. I do not know if it will run > on emacs 18. Yup it does. > It just appeared to me that it would perhaps work to use regexps that > would natch again the domain, ie. something to the effect of (unquoted) > > ^/\([^/.]\.\)+\.\(edu\|com\)/ > > I guess only few people has files in the top-level directory ending on > .edu or .com. The execise is of course to find a set of doamins, large > enough to cover the parts of the net one usually surfs in. The next release of emacs 19 will have all sorts of fun stuff that let emacs-w3 install its own set of file-handlers, and let you do http://xxxxx/foo.html (or any other URL) for most file operations. Works pretty well with the patches that should be in 19.29 for this hand applied. -Bill P.