[webkit-gtk] RFE: wrapping libsoup with some abstract class to simplify custom schema
Gustavo Noronha Silva
gns at gnome.org
Mon Apr 5 15:06:44 PDT 2010
On Tue, 2010-04-06 at 00:10 +0300, Muayyad AlSadi wrote:
> I'm looking forward something like this for webkit-gtk
> one problem is that libsoup does not have python port
This is what we want to have to be able to support custom protocols.
This is absolutely not required for python bindings to be developed.
> what do we benefit from having a proxy class for NetworkAccessManager
> that wraps libsoup
> 1. we can move from libsoup to any lib without breaking things (eg.
> once upon time webkit used cURL)
That is much harder to do than it sounds. Of course it is doable, but it
would take too much precious time we can invest into improving libsoup
> 2. we can add custom protocols support in yelp eg. man:// info:// ...etc.
> 3. making mail readers with support for cid:// would be much easier
> 4. we can make a CHM readers without extracting it (eg. using python-chm)
All of these will be made possible by the changes proposed to soup that
you linked. Why not help it move forward instead?
Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org>
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