[webkit-gtk] hi, I am newbie, bring one question here

Martin Robinson mrobinson at webkit.org
Mon May 21 20:13:42 PDT 2012

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 7:58 PM, Tang Daogang <daogangtang at gmail.com> wrote:
> but what's the meaning of '*outside* the browser', you mean we can install
> many language's interpreters in the plugin form to chrome/firefox? And use
> these plugins to execute the language code (other than javascript) in each
> pages? This plugin call webkit's function by GObject introspection. Then, we
> can even use c code to accelerate web app!

I think it's most useful to consider "inside" as things that are
defined in the web platform [1] and even more pragmatically the subset
of the web platform that is exposed in enough browsers to be worth
targeting. Indeed, it's technically possible to add Dart, Python or
LangFoo support in a browser. If other web content authors cannot
practically write applications against it though, it's just an

I probably should have given more context to the links I pasted
earlier. TideSDK is an example of a way to write desktop applications
in HTML, CSS and Python, Ruby or PHP and to distribute them
cross-platform. PyJS is an example of a toolkit that converts web
applications written in Python to JavaScript.

1. http://platform.html5.org/


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