[webkit-gtk] Gtk and html content in the same scroll view

Michael Gratton mike at vee.net
Tue Oct 27 17:13:17 PDT 2015

Hey Matthew,

On Sat, 3 Oct, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Matthew Watson <mattdangerw at gmail.com> 
> We also tried increasing the webview height so it would not need a 
> scroll, but some of our article content is really big. And trying to 
> make a webview with 30,000+ pixels in height was causing some fun X 
> errors.
> This gist is the best we ended up coming up with
> https://gist.github.com/mattdangerw/df1c737acf403b8e7799
> This registers a webkit plugin to spy on a divs dimensions, and 
> signals the UI process through dbus. It performs pretty well for 
> scrolling, with only occasional slippage. Re-sizing is another story 
> and the gtk widget obviously lags behind the web content. Especially 
> when the web content reflows on the page. If anyone has ideas there, 
> we are all ears!

Did you work out a better solution for this in the end?

I'm getting an occasional Geary crash from a bug[0] in WebKit1 that was 
understandably marked won't-fix, but it was pointed out that using such 
an old, unsupported version of WebKit is something of a security 
problem. So moving Geary to WebKit2 seems like a reasonably good idea, 
but is obviously going to encounter the same issue you did.

Here's hoping. :)


[0] - https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=150588

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