[webkit-dev] Server side DOM manipulation with javascript

Benoit Marchant marchant at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 22:37:00 PST 2006

Hi Maciej,

You're talking about a Mac OS X solution with WebKit, right ?
Would WebKit work headless on a server ?
Would Python be a way to go to wrap WebKit as a server application ?


On Jan 13, 2006, at 1:47 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> On Jan 13, 2006, at 1:33 PM, Justin Haygood wrote:
>> If you want help with creating a Windows based application that  
>> utilizes JavaScriptCore, get in touch with me via email..  
>> justin.haygood at gmail.com or via AIM at jhaygood86
>> I've been playing around with it, and figured out how to do it the  
>> other day.
>> On 1/12/06, Benoit Marchant <marchant at gmail.com > wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm exploring the possibility of using javascript server side as a
>> templating language, in the context of AJAX applications. To that end
>> both a javascript engine and a DOM document, ideally available as
>> "document" from javascript, are needed. The idea is to be able to
>> reuse the same code server and client side. The DOM document class
>> could be a native one eventually, like the XMLDocument class in  
>> Windows.
>> In that context, I don't need rendering, which means that WebCore is
>> most likely more than I would need in that regard. To be more
>> specific, I'm targeting xhtml, and the server would most likely be
>> running Windows. Apparently JavascriptCore now compile and run on
>> windows. Any feedback on real usage there ?
>> Has someone tried that before ? What would be involved in
>> implementing such a solution ?
> JavaScriptCore does run on Windows, but you won't have the DOM  
> stuff. WebKit is actually reasonably efficient in a non-rendering  
> context. If you inhibit loading of subresources via delegate  
> methods, and disable rendering with a user stylesheet that forces  
> display: none, the parsing is faster than many completely non-GUI  
> parsing libraries, and you get a full DOM that you can manipulate,  
> including the Window object.
> Regards,
> Maciej

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