[webkit-gtk] Scrolling issues, and a crazy proposal

Gustavo Noronha Silva gns at gnome.org
Mon Aug 16 06:06:47 PDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-08-13 at 07:58 -0700, Martin Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org> wrote:
> > This would be the recommended parent widget for normal browsers, and
> > tools such as devhelp, but we would retain the ability of using other
> > widgets whenever web compatibility is not a problem, or can be worked
> > around in other ways (for MokoFingerScroll there should be no problem as
> > it doesn't draw scrollbars AFAIk).
> I like this idea good bit. Are there still sites that fail with our current
> setup? I'm working on scrollbars now, so maybe I'm in a good place
> to fix any remaining bugs.

Yes, check this one out: http://www.bench.com/viewer/benchmark.asp?cp=0

> If we do decide (because of some unfixable bugs or whatever) that we
> must expose a different version of the WebView that draws its own
> scrollbars, would it make sense to simply implement pan scrolling
> to cover the usecase of MokoFingerScroll? I believe that there is already
> support for pan scrolling in WebCore, so it's probably just a matter of
> connecting the pre-existing dots. That way this could be used on
> platforms outside of Moko as well.

I think that would rock, yes. I'm in favor!


Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org>
GNOME Project

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