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A Chromium "clone" of It's All Text for spawning an editor to edit text areas in browsers. Based on David Hilley's original Chromium extension.
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README

About
=====

Edit with Emacs is an extension for Google's Chrome(ium) browser family
that allows you to edit text areas on your browser in a more full
featured editor. It does this in conjunction with an "Edit Server"
which services requests by the browser. This is because extensions
cannot spawn new processes as a security measure.

The extension packages native elisp version that can be run inside
GNU Emacs itself, just follow the instructions from the options page
of the extension. It has been known to work with GNU Emacs and
Aquamacs (MacOS); it is presently not compatible with XEmacs.

Other example edit servers can be found at the project homepage. There
is no reason why other server scripts could not spawn other editors
and currently a number of servers support the simple URL based
protocol.

This extension is licensed under the GPL v3 and development versions
can be found at: http://github.com/stsquad/emacs_chrome

Hacking
=======

This modeline should be used in every source file to keep indentation
consistent:

// -*- tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*-

This tells both emacs use spaces instead of tabs and use a basic indentation
of 4 spaces.

History
=======

Dave Hilley [1] wrote the original proof of concept that showed it
could be done. I [2] then hacked around with the Javascript to make
the behaviour more like the classic It's All Text add-on available to
Firefox.

[1] http://www.thegibson.org/blog/archives/689
[2] http://www.bennee.com/~alex

Authors
=======

Edit with Emacs is open source and is brought to you thanks to
contributions from the following people:

David Hilley
Alex Bennée
Riccardo Murri
Niels Giesen
Wei Hu
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Chris Houser
Robert Goldman
Phil Pennock
Sudish Joseph
IRIE Shinsuke
Nelson Elhage
David J. Biesack
Christopher Browne
Mark Shroyer
Remco van 't Veer
John Croisant
Tim Cuthbertson
Ryszard Szopa
Kazuya Sakakihara
Steve Purcell
Dale Sedivec
Jonas Bernoulli
Le Wang
Mike Shulman
Matt Walker

Other Code
==========

This extensions takes advantage of the jQuery library
to do a lot of the heavy lifting in searching the page
for elements. You can find it at:

http://jquery.com/

It uses John Resig's jQuery Colour Animation plug-in
to do the colour fades of the elements. It can be found
at:

https://github.com/jquery/jquery-color

The settings code uses Frank Kohlhepp's excellent
fancy-settings library. This can be found at:

https://github.com/frankkohlhepp/fancy-settings
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