[webkit-dev] Questions about WebKit

Nemix ereas_dre at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 11 01:18:30 PDT 2008

Hi Brent,

First of all : Thank you !  ;)

It is a little more understandable for me now, but I have some questions
about what you said.

> First, WebKit is a rendering engine.  As such, it does provide  
> features that would permit you to build a cross-platform interface  
> using, for example, JavaScript and HTML to build a user interface.  In  
> fact, I am pursuing something along these lines at the moment.

Maybe have I made an error thinking I can use as a Java API (like PDFbox),
including it in a Java project and use functions it provides.
Because when I opened the windows package of webkit (http://webkit.org/), I
didn't found any .java files and haven't any idea on "how can I do ?"...

> Think in terms of something like libJPEG; you can use it on multiple  
> platforms, but it has to be individual compiled for those platforms.   
> You will need a different 'build' of WebKit for each platform (one for  
> Windows, Linux, Embedded OS, etc.)

Ok. So WebKit is something like a Java API with a .jar for each platform. I
will have to built a different .jar in the end of my work. Don't hesitate to
stop me if I say something wrong. I would like to be very sure about what I
understand because it is very important for what I have to do  ;)

> I don't believe WebKit provides any built-in support for PDF, Audio,  
> or Video.  These are generally handled by platform-specific services  
> (such as PDFKit on Mac OS).

I haven't already search at the moment (I tried to understand what really is
webkit and its possibilities), but I thought it exists something like
Qtopia, based on the webkit which provides functions to manipulate PDF. 
Hum... It seems to be the point the more complex I will have to study ^^

> This might be your best bet; Qt provides a lot of what you are asking  
> about (including built-in WebKit), as well as being available on a  
> variety of platforms.

Does it mean that I can develop on a mobile phone ? ... I really need to
open my eyes on technology  -_-'
I would like to develop on Windows and use the application on Mac and iphone

Thank you very much again  ;)

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