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Author: Hendrik Boom
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] mutt and html
Thanks for all the advice.

On Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 04:13:31PM -0400, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> Until upgraded from ascii to beowulf, HTML messages were tolerable.
> Either they were obvious crap, in which case I just deeted them,
> or they seemed like they were worth viewing, in which case they were
> usually html attachments, and I could seen the list of attachments by
> typeing v and selecting the html version -- in which case it would
> open for me in the chromium browser.
> This stopped working after the upgrade to beowulf.
> I did manage to reconfigure, telling it to use firefox-esr, but that
> didn't help much. I connect to my server, the machine on which I run
> mutt, using ssh -X.
> So firefox on the server detects I already have a firefox browser
> on my laptop and proceeds to give the job of browsing the message to
> my laptop.
> Makes sense, except that my laptop has no way to access the
> /tmp/mutt/somethingorother.html on the server.
> And I have not been able to get mutt to call chromium at all.
> Any ideas?

By tring things that were suggested, and trying to make sense of the
documentation slightly more informed than random, I managed to get
firefox to display html contents from the server where the files are.


set mailcap_path="~/.mailcap"
auto_view text/html
bind pager Q exit
subscribe racket-users@???


#text/html ; chromium %s
text/html ; firefox-esr -no-remote %s ; copiousoutput

Unfortunately it now prefers the .html version to the plaintext version.
I presume I need an alternative_order line.

-- hendrik