[webkit-gtk] webkit2gtk resources

Jose jmalv04 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 08:51:39 PDT 2014

thanks, comments below

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:32 PM, Victor Lucero
<victor.lucero at ipartner.cl> wrote:
> 1)Got the actual data for all the resources been downloaded its a bit
> tricky. in our case we use webkit_get_default_session() to access the soup
> main session and attach a "request-queued” event into it so for each element
> downloaded you could access the soup-message, and for each soup-message you
> can attach "got-chunk” so every piece of data is send to that event and you
> need to manually store it to get its length and contents-  sadly this events
> was removed in libsoup 2.39.4 if I remember well. but thanks that its open
> source I patched that feature back (ugly but I was desperate) if you want i
> cane send you that patch , its works in the latest version of lib soup used
> by webkitgtk and webkit2gtk.
> Sadly there is no element in the api to get or catch the frames that are
> created in a webpage, the guys here told me to file a bug asking for this
> feature in webkit2gtk but in the old API is present via the signal
> “frame-created” over a web_view or frame. I think i will file that bug
> because i need that functionality but im still working with the old API.

This approach seems overly complicated but it may well be the only
approach with webkit2. Please do send me
the patch as it will help me learn a bit more about this.

I think we should get guidance from the webkit2gtk developers (most
code I've looked at is written by Carlos G,
and it's nicely crafted :))

I found that webkit1 had a wekit_web_view_get_subresources
but it was removed for webkit2. I think something like that with a
custom timeout to limit the caching of resources
might be useful but there might be a better approach.

> 2) the method and patch described in point 1 also works for all the elements
> that pass throughout the browser so all the elementos downloaded by the
> flash and the fly itself can be obtained :)

Aha! This is then very useful. But still I think getting the
subresources (in my case I collect them
manually, via resource-load-started) should also include the frame raw
content. The subresource
seems to be there and the content is missing (unless I am missing something).

Also, I wanted some guidance on how to approach this with the new plugin changes

I want to detect when a specific plugin loader is being called and the
content file.

> 3) how are you capturing these screenshots? We do screenshots accessing
> Cairo but our tool make sure that the page is full loaded, also found that
> some pages just crash the xlib if the page is too heavy and you don’t use a
> scrollview to contain it. please, tell me more details about this issue.

I do very basic stuff but it works nicely. Just check the testing code
for how to use
webkit_web_view_get_snaphsot. Crashing shouldn't be a problem with the
new process model.

 Ping me offline if you need some ideas.

> I hope this help

yes definitely.

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