[webkit-dev] The "thisObject" parameter for JSEvaluateScript
darin at apple.com
Mon Mar 24 13:22:51 PDT 2008
On Mar 24, 2008, at 11:40 AM, Scott Thompson wrote:
> scripting engine in my application.
> I've gotten a lot of "stuff" working (which is a lot of fun, BTW).
> I've been able to run scripts and see them manipulate objects in my
> application model (windows and the like... just to see if I could)
> as well as objects in the object model (in the MVC sense) of my
> problem domain.
> I've added a scripting menu. I want the scripts that are run
> through that menu to be executed "in the scope" of the frontmost
> document. That is, I would like the a script whose textual content
> is the word "this" to evaluate to the document object of the
> frontmost document. To that end, I'm calling JSEvaluateScript and
> I'm passing the JSObjectRef for my document object as it's third
> parameter, "thisObject".
> Even when doing so, however, I find that within my scripts the
> variable "this" still refers to the global context and not the
> frontmost document.
This is a bug.
I'm not sure there's a bug report about it. I'd really appreciate it
if you'd file one. <http://webkit.org/quality/reporting.html> If you'd
prefer not to, please let me know and I'll do it.
I noticed that the thisObject argument was not used while working on
it was actually broken.
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