[webkit-gtk] Private browsing

Sergio Villar Senin svillar at igalia.com
Wed Jan 25 01:56:57 PST 2017

O Ven, 20-01-2017 ás 10:24 +0100, Carlos Garcia Campos escribiu:
> In the past WebKit used the enablePrivateBrowsing setting that was
> checked everywhere when needed. Now, pages have a session ID
> associated. There's a default session ID, and any other ID is
> considered ephemeral. So, to enable private browsing we just need to
> associate the page to any session ID different than the default one.
> The main different is that now in WebKit2 at least, the association
> happens on WebPageProxy construction, so it's not possible to
> enable/disable private browsing in a WebKitWebView, you must create a
> private or non-private web view. With the WebKit2 C API, this is
> achieved by creating a non persistent WebsiteDataStore and pass it to
> the WebPageProxy as PageConfiguration.

I think this makes sense because there are a lot of things that could
be leaked to the incognito session if you are not careful enough, like
caches, cookies, databases...


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