[webkit-dev] Re: native entry widget in webkit-gtk
zaheer.mot at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 21:56:14 PST 2007
Thank you for the response. native entry widgets in our platform has
integrated support for entry methods like T9, ITAP etc.
If we need to get this in to the entry controls used by the webkit gtk port,
would it mean we need to rewrite all the logic similar to what GtkEntry does
? Is there a alternate solution.
On Dec 20, 2007 10:19 AM, Alp Toker <alp at atoker.com> wrote:
> zaheer ahmad wrote:
> > hi,
> > iam working on gtk port of webkit and i have a need to use the native
> > gtk input widget (GtkEntry) for text entry instead of the webkits own
> > text entry control.
> Hi Zaheer,
> Most WebKit ports including the GTK+ port now render input controls
> using drawing primitives provided by the style engine rather than
> instantiating real widgets. This is done to reduce overhead and make CSS
> styling easier. Other browser engines have also moved away from real
> widget instances, so this isn't specific to WebKit.
> Why do you want a GtkEntry? If you're looking for better text
> internationalisation or input method support there are bug reports for
> both of these, complete with partial patches. You can help get the
> features finished sooner by testing and submitting improved versions of
> the patches.
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