The question is... should this work? There's this commit from 2011,
which seems to suggest that it should?
But I have no idea what it's supposed to do. Just pop up a dired
buffer? It's an odd thing to support.
Author: Ralph Schleicher <[hidden email]>
AuthorDate: Sun May 8 14:34:51 2011 -0400
Commit: Chong Yidong <[hidden email]>
CommitDate: Sun May 8 14:34:51 2011 -0400
Expand file names during browse-url-of-dired-file (Bug#8259).
* lisp/net/browse-url.el (browse-url-of-dired-file): Allow browsing of
special file names `.' and `..'.
In GNU Emacs 28.0.50 (build 8, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.20, cairo version 1.16.0)
of 2020-07-19 built on xo
Repository revision: 17f646128f04e9e8590f0371026a14d516f21c63
Repository branch: master
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.12008000
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