[webkit-dev] Need help in understanding how webkit handles clicks event

Alex Russell alex at dojotoolkit.org
Wed Jan 28 18:36:12 PST 2009

The PDF handling stuff is related to a mimetype filter. The web server  
sends a particular mime type along with each document, and if it's not  
something that the browser knows how to deal with directly, it'll  
interrogate all of its plugins to see if they want to handle it. When  
plugins are registered they provide a list of types they'll handle. See:





On Jan 28, 2009, at 5:25 PM, Meryl Silverburgh wrote:

> Hi,
> Can you please how webkit handles a mouse click from a user?
> For example, when user clicks an anchor, it will load the web page.
> But if the links points to  a pdf document, it will load the document
> using pdf reader.
> Can you please tell me where in the code handles that?

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