[webkit-help] DOM without rendering?

Luke Scott luke at cywh.com
Mon Apr 16 15:41:28 PDT 2012

> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 2:18 PM, Luke Scott <luke at cywh.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Luke Scott <luke at cywh.com> wrote:
>>>> Is there a way to use the DOM component of webkit without the rendering?
>>> You can't. querySelector, and other CSS-related DOM properties won't work
>>> without renderers. You can, of course, not paint pages. Check out
>>> http://phantomjs.org/
>>> - Ryosuke
>> Does this mean that I can't prevent an IMG tag for loading the image?
> You can but then you do, then web pages obviously won't function as intended
> because onerror, instead of, onload will fire if you prevent the image load.
> If you pretend as if the image loaded, then width, height, etc... will be
> wrong. So offsetTop, etc... will return wrong values.
> - Ryosuke

Perhaps webkit isn't what I'm looking for then. I just don't need the
overhead. I just want to manipulate the DOM. I don't need position offsets
or events.

I suppose what I'm asking for is similar to libxml + xpath. I just need to
load HTML + CSS selectors & HTML 5 form validation.


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