[webkit-dev] Helper actions in Webkit

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Tue Apr 15 07:54:02 PDT 2008

Sriram Neelakandan wrote:
> Hi all,
> I know webkit support NPAPI plugin framework. but what about "helper 
> actions" ?
> Invoking an external application based on the MIME TYPE.
> Is that left to the browser implementation or is it part of the Webkit 
> engine ?

WebKit delegates this responsibility to the application. 
webView:decidePolicyForMIMEType:request:frame:decisionListener:] is the 
call the application can use to invoke a helper application. See 
for details.


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