[webkit-dev] Security advice for linux browsers based on WebKit

Xan Lopez xan at gnome.org
Mon Aug 24 10:31:26 PDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 8:23 PM, Serge Noiraud<Serge.Noiraud at laposte.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm writing a webkit application which use only local files ( gramps-project
> )
> I use python-webkit and pywebkitgtk. This is not a browser for the user.
> If I understand correctly, in a near futur, my application will not work.
> Is there a way to avoid this kind of problem ?
> Can we authorize one application to use local files ?
> I use in python :
>       self.window = webkit.WebView()
>       settings = self.window.get_settings()
>       settings.set_property("enable-developer-extras", True)
> Can we set this property too ? and how ?
> Does this mean python-webkit and pywebkitgtk should take care of this ?

Yes, starting from WebKitGTK+ 1.1.13 (and when the python bindings
catch up) you can do:

settings.set_property("enable-universal-access-from-file-uris", True)

assuming you know what you are doing :)

Cheers, Xan

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