[webkit-gtk] Problem with webkit/gtk on win32

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at rogers.com
Sat Apr 3 07:44:00 PDT 2010

My application for embedding webkit is as a report format/display
engine.  The application creates an html string and loads into into
webkit using webkit_web_view_load_html_string().  Yes, I know that
function is deprecated, but when I wrote this code, it was all that
existed, and I haven't changed it yet.  The problem is that embedded
<img src="file:///..."> images load fine on linux, but not on windows.

With Josip's help, I cross-compiled a copy of webkitgtk 1.1.90 with his
local-file mime-type patch.  Still no luck.  However, if I exported the
html string to a file and loaded it with GtkLauncher, it appeared
correctly.  I then hacked my app so that instead of loading the html
string, it wrote it to a file and loaded the file: URI.  It appears

So, why would there be a difference between a) loading an html string
into a web view using webkit_web_view_load_html_string(), and b) writing
the html string to a file and loading it using


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