[webkit-gtk] Hello, new member with some questions

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at igalia.com
Tue Apr 17 08:27:48 PDT 2018

On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 10:19 AM, Carlos Garcia Campos 
<cgarcia at igalia.com> wrote:
> No, there isn't. You could use any javascript utility for that.

In practice, I've failed to find any JavaScript syntax highlighting 
utility that can do this with acceptable performance. They all seem to 
require huge amounts of time to present the result, whereas WebCore 
used to be very quick. This is why Epiphany is still only capable of 
showing  the page source in an external editor, like gedit. I think I 
tried Rainbow and Prism, and found web sources reporting that other 
comparable JS libraries are generally slower.

I'm planning to just give up on syntax highlighting altogether in order 
to bring back internal view source mode, because the user experience 
with the external editor is very poor in flatpak.

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