[hackers] [st] update FAQ || Hiltjo Posthuma

From: <git_AT_suckless.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:05:44 +0100 (CET)

commit 384830110bddcebed00b6530a5336f07ad7c405f
Author: Hiltjo Posthuma <hiltjo_AT_codemadness.org>
AuthorDate: Sun Nov 17 20:04:52 2019 +0100
Commit: Hiltjo Posthuma <hiltjo_AT_codemadness.org>
CommitDate: Sun Nov 17 20:04:52 2019 +0100

    update FAQ
    - add common question about the w3m image drawing hack.
    - remove some bad advise about $TERM.
    - change some links to https.

diff --git a/FAQ b/FAQ
index ecf7af8..78c769a 100644
--- a/FAQ
+++ b/FAQ
_AT_@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 ## Why does st not handle utmp entries?
-Use the excellent tool of [utmp](http://git.suckless.org/utmp/) for this task.
+Use the excellent tool of [utmp](https://git.suckless.org/utmp/) for this task.
 ## Some _random program_ complains that st is unknown/not recognised/unsupported/whatever!
_AT_@ -15,13 +15,6 @@ you can manually run `tic -sx st.info`.
 * Some programs don’t complain about the lacking st description and default to
   another terminal. In that case see the question about terminfo.
-## I get some weird glitches/visual bug on _random program_!
-Try launching it with a different TERM: $ TERM=xterm myapp. toe(1) will give
-you a list of available terminals, but you’ll most likely switch between xterm,
-st or st-256color. The default value for TERM can be changed in config.h
 ## How do I scroll back up?
 Using a terminal multiplexer.
_AT_@ -104,7 +97,7 @@ St is emulating the Linux way of handling backspace being delete and delete bein
 This is an issue that was discussed in suckless mailing list
-<http://lists.suckless.org/dev/1404/20697.html>. Here is why some old grumpy
+<https://lists.suckless.org/dev/1404/20697.html>. Here is why some old grumpy
 terminal users wants its backspace to be how he feels it:
         Well, I am going to comment why I want to change the behaviour
_AT_@ -163,7 +156,15 @@ terminal users wants its backspace to be how he feels it:
 Apply [1].
-[1] http://st.suckless.org/patches/delkey
+[1] https://st.suckless.org/patches/delkey
+## Why do images not work in st (in programs such as w3m)?
+This is a terrible hack that overdraws an image on top of the terminal emulator
+window. It also relies on a very specific way the terminal draws it's contents.
+A more proper (but limited way) would be using sixels. Which st doesn't
 ## BadLength X error in Xft when trying to render emoji
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