[webkit-help] Building a simple web crawler with webkit?

n179911 n179911 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 18:02:21 PDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 10:53 PM, Nevo<sakur.deagod at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/8/26 Dan <dan at dancryer.com>
>> Hi list,
>> Just posted this to webkit-dev, and was advised that this is a better list
>> for the question. Sorry if this is a little vague... but, does anyone have
>> any general guidance as to where I'd start with webkit if I wanted to build
>> a headless web client, along the lines of a crawler / bot, on top of it?
>> Would I be best to use individual parts of the code, or implement a browser
>> and hide the UI side of it?
>> I'm not much of a C++/ObjC developer, so I can't begin to expect to be
>> able to do this immediately, but any tips you can give would be greatly
>> appreciated.
>  You might take a look at Webkit's WebInspector, which helps you to view DOM
> hierarchy in a tree style , so you could have a good sense of how WebCore
> manipulates/traverses a web page .

I have a related question on this kind of Webkit usage as well. How
can we run Webkit without any display (e.g. X server on Linux)? For
web crawler purpose, it does not need to display anything on screen.
Is there a configure of Webkit for this kind of thing?

Thank you.

> Nevo
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