[webkit-dev] Extending the multipart support

David D. Kilzer ddkilzer at kilzer.net
Fri Sep 21 08:09:11 PDT 2007

WebKit supports multipart/x-mixed-replace as long as the content type doesn't
change (14149) or as long as it's not used through an XMLHttpRequest (14392):


The multipart/related (7168), multipart/mixed (9389)  and multipart/alternate
(no bug filed; please consider filing one) content types are not supported yet.


I'm not sure the best way to implement support.  At minimum you will need a
MIME parser.

I would take a look at how .webarchive files are loaded and mimic that.  In
theory, you shouldn't have to worry about the cache as long as all of the
resources fit into memory.  However, I think there may be an issue with
subresources (such as CSS files) on the page not being cached properly for
future reloads when coming from a webarchive (12605).



Sachin Puranik <sachin.puranik at celunite.com> wrote:

> HI ,
> As I checked there is no support for the multipart contents(multipart/mixed,
> multipart/related, multipart/alternate) in the WebKit. What shall be ideal
> way to extend this support.
> There are two approach in my mind.
> 1)parsing the content's other than HTML and Store as cached obkjects in
> Cache manager. But if Cache is disable it will be a problem.
> 2)Deriving new class HTMLMultipartDocument  from HTMLDocument /Document.
> Is there any other way to do it.
> Thanks  and Regards
> Sachin

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