[webkit-qt] QML2 WebView behaviour

Tor Arne Vestbø tor.arne.vestbo at nokia.com
Wed Mar 28 08:06:28 PDT 2012

On 28.03.12 16:31, Alexis Menard wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 4:26 AM, Balazs Kelemen<kbalazs at webkit.org>  wrote:
>>>> I really don't like that. I wonder how I will scroll on desktop with
>>>> my mouse? On Mac when you plug a regular mouse the scrollbars keep
>>>> being always visible ->    good. When you use the magic trackpad and
>>>> unplug the mouse they hides automatically.
>> After inheriting the view from flickable, scrollbar indicators can be
>> implemented in QML (on desktop, with only public API).
> But you expect every user to implement again the scrollbar. It should
> come out of the box.

No, that's the change in mentality, or change of focus, that Simon is 
trying to point out. The WebView as delivered by QtWebKit is a basis for 
building plaform-specific WebViews out of, not a out-of-the-box experience.

Think QtComponents for Harmattan, which have their own TextField, with 
the right style and behavior, but used a TextInput internally. 
QtComponents for Harmattan would then deliver their own WebView which 
adds scroll-indicators, dialogs, etc, to make it fit with the platform.

The same goes for desktop, where the desktop components would be the one 
to customize the WebView for desktop consumers.

tor arne

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