[webkit-dev] Save Page - Ideas

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Nov 5 11:06:36 PST 2008

On Nov 5, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Darin Fisher wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 7:04 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>  
> wrote:
> On Oct 30, 2008, at 9:47 AM, Darin Fisher wrote:
>> We have code to support this feature in the Chromium code base.   
>> You can find it here:
>> http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/webkit/glue/dom_serializer.h?view=markup
>> http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/webkit/glue/dom_serializer.cc?view=markup
>> It is something we would love to one day see as part of WebKit.
> WebKit already includes code to serialize the DOM, in WebCore/ 
> editing/markup.cpp. This is used by innerHTML, XMLSerializer, the  
> clipboard code, Web archives, and other things. I think a better  
> approach to a "save as Web page, complete" style feature would be to  
> use the existing DOM serialization code (fixing bugs, if necessary),  
> instead of adding completely separate DOM serialization code. The  
> only tricky part is fixing up URL references in the markup to point  
> to the right place for saved subresources.
> Regards,
> Maciej
> I agree.  I would rather see that happen too.  Our code was created  
> because we didn't want to fork WebCore, but we are happy to see it  
> die in favor of enchancements to markup.cpp.  There is more than  
> just fixing up URLs.  We also need to deal with charset encoding  
> issues, base tags, and motw (for windows).  There may be a few other  
> subtle details to get right.

Your code also has some obvious bugs that are not in the WebCore code.  
For instance it serializes the following incorrectly:

<p style="color: red"></p>
<b>bold line</b>


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