[webkit-dev] S60WebKit MIME type question

Jack Wootton jackwootton at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 05:46:01 PDT 2009

If a browser finds a MIME type it cannot display (for example from an
<embed> or <object> tag) then is will iterate through available
plugins and load the plugin which handles that MIME type.

Regarding camera on S60, you may want to take a look at:

Nokia hvave released a beta version of the their new "Platform
Services" (JavaScript API to you and me), this includes a camera API
(the download includes a sis file which adds the new api to the
device, but it also comes with a JavaScript library which allows
pictures to be taken using the camera app and displayed using
JavaScript).  There are also sample widgets which use the camera API.


For something which isn't in beta, Nokia provide a JavaScript API for
launching 3rd party applications (you just supply the UID of the app
you wish to launch - I don't know how you can transfer data from the
app to the webkit environment though).  The API is part of Nokia's Web
Developer Library found here:


You want to look at Web Developer's Library 1.7 > Web Runtime widgets
> Developing widgets > Web Runtime API reference > JavaScript Service
API reference

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 1:21 PM, Sam Critchley<scritchley at gypsii.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Apologies for the very basic question, but I'm trying to find out how you
> can use custom MIME types in WebKit on S60 (3rd and 5th editions). We're
> looking at doing something like triggering the S60 camera app using a camera
> button in a web form (which is accessed in an app using Webkit for content
> display), take a picture, insert it into the form, and POST it to the
> website. Can anyone point me to information on how/whether we could do this?
> Thanks,
> Sam
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