[webkit-gtk] Documentation of webkit gtk - getting confused

Niranjan Rao nhrdls at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 11:37:56 PDT 2013

Hi Gustavo,

Thanks for the information. If I understand you correctly, I should be 
going by new documentation and older code is deprecated. But I am 
curious to know what replaces some of the older functions

For example get_dom_document function seems to be missing in new release 
of web view. I could be completely wrong, but at first glance I could 
not find anything that returns dom document and frames. Rather 
WebKitWebframe class seem to be completely missing in new documentation. 
I have an application where we do lot of DOM manipulation including 
frame walking if there are frames in the fetched document. I am sure 
such important functionality is not removed the from the release and 
it's just documentation problem.



On 04/02/2013 10:49 AM, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> Hey,
> On Ter, 2013-04-02 at 10:28 -0700, Niranjan Rao wrote:
>> I use webkitgtk.org as primary documentation source for Webkit GTK
>> documentation. Until few days back link for stable webview
>> documentation was going to url
>> http://webkitgtk.org/reference/webkitgtk/stable/webkitgtk-webkitwebview.html. Now it seems to be going to http://webkitgtk.org/reference/webkit2gtk/stable/WebKitWebView.html.
> That's because the WebKit2GTK+ API - the API for the WebKit2-powered
> version of WebKitGTK+ - is now the preferred one for new users of the
> library.
>> 1. Which version of documentation should I be referring to? If its
>> current documentation as the site points, do we still support other
>> signals in the new release.
> You are using the old API, which is now in maintenance mode, to be
> deprecated in the near future. In the webkitgtk.org page you can find
> the docs for those under the link that says "WebKit1 API Reference for
> developers". Here's the direct link:
> http://webkitgtk.org/reference/webkitgtk/stable/index.html
>> 2. Is there any place where I can see the documentation for objects
>> such as DOMHTMLElement or other such objects exposed by webkit
> Unfortunately not yet =(
> Cheers,

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