[webkit-dev] Access WebKit Rendering pixel data

Martin Robinson mrobinson at webkit.org
Mon Feb 18 10:34:12 PST 2013

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Arunprasad Rajkumar
<ararunprasad at gmail.com> wrote:
> yes :). WebKit is not a library, so it don't have defined form of API
> exposed. The one who _uses_ WebCore(WebCore+WTF+JSC/V8) called as Embedders
> have some form of API, but again it is up-to them to expose the level of
> control to outside. Embedders call their work by different names like
> QtWebKit, GTK WebKit, EFL WebKit,... & they may provide as libraries. All
> have some level of documented Public API for its users.

A small clarification: The ports are not embedders.

It's true that WebKit, the project, is not a library. It is a code
base and a community. Certain "ports" of WebKit are libraries or
"embedding APIs", such as Mac Webkit, QtWebKit, EFLWebKit and
WebKitGTK+. Because of the history of the WebKit project, the Mac port
is sometimes just called "WebKit." You can think of the ports as
WebKit implemented for a particular platform. These port libraries
expose WebKit in slightly different ways depending on the culture and
needs of the communities in which they exist. Applications that use a
WebKit library to show a WebView or otherwise access web content are
called embedders.

Since this discussion is not about development of WebKit internals,
it's probably better to move it to webkit-help.


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