[webkit-gtk] how to override the default authentication prompter in WebKitGTK 2.0.x?

Martin Robinson mrobinson at webkit.org
Fri May 17 14:01:26 PDT 2013

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Grant Gayed <Grant_Gayed at ca.ibm.com> wrote:
> Prior to WebKitGTK 2.0 (WebKit1 API) we could replace the default WebKitGTK
> soup authentication prompter by connecting our "authenticate" signal handler
> before it (so that we would be invoked first), and then stopping the
> emission of the signal in our handler so that the default prompter would not
> subsequently be shown.  However as of 2.0.x, WebKitGTK's default
> authentication prompter is always shown after ours, even if our prompter has
> already performed the authentication (ie.- stopping the emission of the
> "authenticate" signal is no longer effective).  Is there a new way of
> vetoing the showing of the default WebKitGTK authentication prompter?

This sounds like an unintended regression. Do you mind opening a bug
at bugs.webkit.org and CCing me?


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