[Python-Dev] urllib.browse() issues

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Thu, 6 Jul 2000 18:01:28 -0400 (EDT)

Gordon McMillan writes:
 > That's what "start %s" % url does. The intent is the same as 
 > $EDITOR, though the mechanics make Rube Goldberg look 
 > boringly practical.

  No, that supports "Whatever the user set as their default browser,"
and is the right default for Windows.  It doesn't let me use a
drop-down box in a GUI to say "This application should Opera for help,
even though Navigator is the default."  *That's* what I'd like to be
able to do, because then there's a chance of being able to separate
open() and open_new().  (And just 'cause I'm a little anal about
allowing this kind of configurability that no more than one in a
thousand will care about. ;)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member