[webkit-dev] Duplicate page: Implementing Print Preview
hyatt at apple.com
Thu May 28 14:21:39 PDT 2009
On May 28, 2009, at 1:13 PM, Marc-Antoine Ruel wrote:
> To clarify Sverrir and my intent;
> PDF (or EMF as it's currently done on the windows port of Chromium)
> snapshot is fine for a static print preview but useless for a
> dynamic one. We'd prefer to have something interactive. If a user
> changes the layout or the page setup, the print preview is
> immediately updated. To do that, we need to make the print preview
> it defeats the purpose of tabbed browsing.
> (Please correct me if I'm mistaken)
> The goal is to make the print preview in its own tab and not modal
> anymore. So the idea is to duplicate the Document/Frame along with
> RenderView and all their children into a new WebView, disable their
> to regenerate the print preview/printed document.
> That's quite a daunting task, we'd like to know if we missed
> something obvious (or already existing!) and if not, if anyone else
> would like to see the same feature.
I don't think you actually have to clone the render tree explicitly.
You could use DOM operations to clone the DOM and let new renderers
get constructed by that process.
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