[webkit-dev] XHTML, XML and WebKit editing
robburns1 at mac.com
Thu Aug 24 12:33:37 PDT 2006
I sent the following message to the sdk list, but perhaps this list
is more appropriate. Briefly, when loading XHTML into an editable
WebView, the contents are getting rearranged: moving elements from
the HEAD to the BODY. I thought someone here might know where the
code is located that does this editing of rhd source upon load. In
addition to rearranging elements, the WebView is also removing "/"
from self-closing elements. I
Originally, was loading the file as HTML, but i've since corrected
that but still encounter this bug.
Thanks for any assistance.
> I'm working on an application that uses WebKit's editing
> capabilities. Though the headers show ample support for XHTML
> concepts and Safari handles XHTML very well, the use of XHTML in an
> editing situation seems to be difficult.
> 1) First of all, WebView immediately converts all elements in an
> XHTML document to upper case, which is not consistent wit the
> 2) It also converts all self-closing elements to HTML style
> implicitly closed elements.
> 3) WebView removes the DocType declaration and the XML declaration
> from the document.
> I've found work-arounds for these unfortunate bugs, but now I'm
> encounter more difficult problems. If an XHTML document includes
> elements from another namespace in the head, WEbView graciously
> moves them to the body element instead. The previous issues I
> planed to just fix upon save, but now I can't work with non-XHTM
> elements in the head whiole the document is editable by WebView
> because WebView jmoves those elements to where they do not belong.
> I filed a bug report on this, (http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/
> Has anyone else encountered these problems and found ways to work
> around them. I'd like to get in there and fix them myself, but I'm
> not that familiar with C++ and I'm still getting my head around the
> vast array of classes. Any thoughts?
> Rob Burns
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