[webkit-dev] WebHistory problems (how to load Safari history objects)

John Sullivan sullivan at apple.com
Wed Jun 11 10:23:03 PDT 2008

Safari does not have a feature like this, sorry.


On Jun 7, 2008, at 12:45 AM, uru lama wrote:

> Thank you, for the info :D
> So, I guess my next question is: is it possible to tell Safari to  
> store every page, not just URL but also the content, the user visits  
> to a file (I hoped that this would be an WebHistoryItem object)?
> UruLama
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 11:25 PM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
> On 06/06/2008, at 01:15, uru lama wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I would like to load webhistory objects stored in the Safari history  
> directory (~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History). However,  
> loading from file using the NSURL and WebHistory loadFromURL method  
> does not work since WebHistory object is always empty and the method  
> returns a NO value.
> BOOL res = [whist loadFromURL:nsurl error:&histerror];
> Can anyone help me how to load these webhistory objects?
> The files in ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History are not  
> WebHistory objects, though I can see why the file extension may have  
> led you to believe they were.  These files are extra metadata that  
> Safari keeps around for sake of Spotlight, and are not something  
> that you should work with directly.
> - Mark

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