[webkit-dev] TimerWindowWndProc and dangling page instances

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at apple.com
Fri Sep 13 09:00:36 PDT 2013

Hi Vincent,

On Sep 13, 2013, at 1:34 AM, Van Den Berghe, Vincent <Vincent.VanDenBerghe at bvdinfo.com> wrote:

> I’m embedding the Wincairo build of WebKit to generate PDF files from web pages in an ASP.NET application.


> Webkit isn’t really designed for such a scenario but with some careful patching, a solution can be constructed which is “reasonably reliable”.   However, these patches touch on WebKit’s fundamental design decisions and I’m reluctant to submit them without first some validation of someone who knows the code better.   Some are more hacks than patches.

I would still encourage you to file bugs about these items so that there is documented history about the issue, and how to work around the problem.

WebKit is designed to be embedded in other applications — that’s exactly why I put together the WInCairo port in the first place. However, it has been optimized and coded for specific scenarios that may not match your needs. If we can make WebKit work better in these other areas (without breaking the existing use cases) I would be very strongly in favor of integrating such changes.

> So I became a member of the webkit-dev list and submitted the result of my last frustrating bug hunt to see what happens. And it looks like it’s not totally worthless.

I have always found the webkit-dev list to be extremely helpful. However, we will expect you to do some work, too — namely filing bugs and documenting what you are doing.  And, hopefully, contributing code to fix the issue!

Also, please CC me on any such bugs you file.


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