[webkit-dev] Threading issues regarding Netscape API plugins in WebKit

Timothy Hatcher timothy at hatcher.name
Fri Sep 28 11:10:03 PDT 2007

WebKit does not implement NPN_PluginThreadAsyncCall. A plugin could  
spawn another thread, but it can not call JavaScript (or any other API  
call) from that other thread.

On Sep 28, 2007, at 10:26 AM, Song Yuan wrote:
> Are plugins implemented by using Netscape APIs in WebKit thread  
> safe? Does Netscape APIs in WebKit have similar APIs like  
> NPN_PluginThreadAsyncCall (refer to http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/NPN_PluginThreadAsyncCall) 
>  in Gecko SDK in Mozilla? Will a new thread pawned from plugin main  
> thread be able to invoke any JavaScript methods in browser?

— Timothy Hatcher

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