[webkit-qt] Interfaces to whitelist origins in QtWebkit API (your thoughts please!)

Jocelyn Turcotte jocelyn.turcotte at digia.com
Wed Mar 20 09:06:01 PDT 2013


On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:40:35AM +0000, Saha, Deepjyoti wrote:
> The QtWebkit API set in Qt 4.8 does not contain any intefraces which could allow a QtWebkit based browser to add/remove specific domains to be whitelisted for cross origin requests.  I understand that previosly these API's were exposed through the intefraces in "QWebSecurityOrigin" which invoked the  API's in WebCore's SecurityOrigin class. But currently the API's to add/remove a whitelist entry are exposed through WebCore's SecurityPolicy class and there are no interfaces in QtWebkit API to invoke the same.
> I aslo noticed there was a bug raised and it was discussed in the following thread:
> https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTWEBKIT-24?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel
> But it has not been implemented yet. It would be great if you could let me could know of any particluar reason this was not taken up ?
> To be specific were there any concerns from the  security standpoint on exposing such interfaces ?

I think that just nobody had enough interest to fix it, yet :)

I personally think that this could be implemented as static functions of QWebSecurityOrigin, similar to addLocalScheme and removeLocalScheme. Other people might have better idea but if not now, this could be a good starting point at least.


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