[webkit-gtk] Isolated Worlds Status

Stephen Gilles stephendgilles at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 18:22:45 PST 2012


A while ago, I was looking into what would need to be done to replicate
the GM_xmlhttprequest functionality in uzbl, a webkit-gtk-based
microbrowser.  It appears that this question was raised in 2010, and the
answer was that the upcoming Isolated Worlds feature in webkit would
allow running locally-trusted javascript with elevated privileges.

It appears that the isolated worlds concept has been implemented in
webkit, but not exposed in webkit-gtk, and the current status of Bug
#31508 ( https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31508 ) is open with a
request for interest.  I'm not a dev of a project, but when I asked on
irc it seemed that the uzbl devs were simply waiting for Isolated Worlds
to be exposed to implement them.

As a user, I'm interested in this feature.  What would be required to
allow webkit-gtk applications to use Isolated Worlds?

S. Gilles
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