Re: [dev] hgweb typically sucks

From: Sean Howard <>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:15:43 -0400

Firefox reads it just fine. I get the .c in the browser.

What web browser are you using?

(I typically use a combination of xxxterm, lynx, and firefox. I am at
work though, so only Firefox is available).

Also - the point of a web browser is to read the web - if you want it
to dump everything raw to your screen - how do you want to to behave
on an mp3 link, or a .zip link?


On 31 March 2011 21:23, Ethan Grammatikidis <> wrote:
> Looking at the list of "other projects" on some catch my eye,
> so I click on them & get taken to a hgweb site. Okay, no problem so far, so
> I click on a file, micy's micy.c for example. Between the syntax
> highlighting and the crazy two-tone background my old eyes can't read it so
> I click raw... and I'm not allowed to view it in my browser!
> I have to download the file and then resort to some other program to find
> and read the thing, which is not the point of using a browser in the first
> place. Who wants to save a single file from a project anyway, and if they do
> what browser doesn't have a perfectly good "save as" option anyway?
> I like to browse these things occasionally to get a bit of a deeper idea of
> what they do in case I want them in the future, but I'm not going to bother
> with a whole hg clone into some temp dir just to get enough info on
> something to make it stick in my memory.
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