[webkit-dev] IDL and JavaScript bindings .. ?

David Kilzer ddkilzer at webkit.org
Thu Aug 7 09:45:09 PDT 2008

WebKit is a full web browser engine (supporting JavaScript and rendering of HTML, XHTML, SVG, images and plug-ins), not just a simple HTML renderer (although it does that, too :).

If all you're looking for is a simple HTML renderer, there are probably better choices.  See the thread entitled, "WebKit-GTK in embedded system" for more details (you didn't say which platform this was for, though):



On Thu, 8/7/08, Javed Rabbani <jrabbani at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> I am new to Webkit domain. I am initially trying to use
> Webkit to render a
> simple html text file with no graphics. I am confused with
> the IDL files
> that come with Webkit source. Why is there any need to
> generate JavaScript
> bindings via IDL files using Perl scripts. What I want to
> say is why
> these binding files are not part of the source? Everyone
> will be required to
> generate them on his system through the Perl script. If I
> am trying to
> render a plain text message, will I still need to generate
> these bindings in
> order to build successfully? Can I somehow skip these files
> to simplify the
> usage.
> Thanks,
> J R Shah

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