[webkit-gtk] possible solutions for local files on win32

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at rogers.com
Fri Mar 19 07:08:51 PDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-03-11 at 18:19 -0500, Phil Longstaff wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 01:20 +0100, Josip wrote:
> > Hi again!
> > Found some possible solutions for those who have problems with local 
> > files on win32 due to mime-share-info misconfiguration or missing 
> > dependencies etc.
> > As g_file_info_get_content_type() returns just file extension (like 
> > ".html") and win32 use those to determine mime type can we use 
> > g_content_type_get_mime_type() on them like in attachment.
> > It works for me, load html files (with right encoding), images etc...
> > Or should we rather check for return type on runtime and use those if 
> > returned type is file extension (in case some really have full working 
> > version)?
> OK, I downloaded shared-mime-info and moved update-mime-database.exe and
> the share/mime directory to my project.  I then ran
> update-mime-database.  How do I ensure that webkit can find the database
> and use it?

Is there someone who can help with this?

Josip wrote:
> Thanks for help!
> I have installed libwebkit-1.0-2.dll and update-mime-database.exe(from 
> shared-mime-info-0.70) in directory C:\WebKitGTK-\bin and put 
> their mime directory in C:\WebKitGTK-\share
> Created environment variables:
>   XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=C:\WebKitGTK-\etc\xdg
>   XDG_DATA_DIRS=C:\WebKitGTK-\share
> Run:
>   update-mime-database.exe C:\WebKitGTK-\share\mime
> But local files still cant be opened. Did i miss something and what?

I tried this, and am using 1.1.22, but still don't see local files.  If I load the same html into firefox, it works fine.


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