[webkit-dev] Improving the flexibility of the cookie manager

Anders Carlsson andersca at apple.com
Mon Apr 18 10:02:17 PDT 2016


I don’t think we want to have clients of WebKit2 manage cookies themselves - that’s something the networking stack should do.

- Anders

> On Apr 17, 2016, at 5:57 AM, Drew DeVault <sir at cmpwn.com> wrote:
> I'm looking into making a few patches that make the cookie manager more
> flexible, and I'm stopping by the ML to see if anyone has
> concerns/advice about this first. I'm using WebKitGTK, and in webkit1,
> it was possible to have the UA manage the cookie store for more subtle
> behaviors that aren't in the scope of webkit. In webkit2, the cookie
> manager was introduced and is much less flexible with respect to cookie
> policies and manipulating the cookie store. There's also issues with
> sharing cookies between processes in a multiprocess browser.
> I have a two ideas around strategies to improve this:
> 1. Make WebKitCookieManager subclassable and have the UA provide their
> own implementation if they need more flexibility.
> 2. Add sufficient signals and APIs to WebKitCookieManager to allow the
> UA to effectively manage cookies themselves.
> I'm leaning towards the second option. Would like to hear your thoughts.
> --
> Drew DeVault
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