[webkit-dev] opera unite api: extensions to add web server capability to browser engines
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Jun 16 11:34:14 PDT 2009
> the browser. WebKit is not a browser. It is a browser engine.
that can be extended?
> Could you explain how unite represents part of rendering, layout or the
perhaps a better question is, instead of saying "it's not possible,
as how google added google.gears into the namespace]
how can those objects be dropped into the global namespace _without_
having to recompile webkit?
how can those objects be dropped into the global namespace in a
generic fashion using free software tools _without_ requiring a
boat-load of apple-only [near-proprietary] technology [i.e. without
thanks to COM, and thanks to the design of the mozilla XUL system,
developers of firefox extensions can drop objects into the global
namespace at will, without having to ask the mozilla developers to
drop everything and add some random extensions.
because gecko itself is just _one_ of the technologies that is added
to the global namespace, and adding more is dead-easy, and can be done
even by a random plugin developer.
how the heck does anyone do that with webkit? correction: how does
anyone get some object into the global namespace that will sit
side-by-side next to "document." and "window." and all other global
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