[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 138169] WKWebView does not fully support custom NSURLProtocol

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Mon May 23 04:21:42 PDT 2016


Pavel Zdenek <pavel at salsitasoft.com> changed:

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--- Comment #8 from Pavel Zdenek <pavel at salsitasoft.com> ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > Are there any plans on implementing this functionality? I'd really love to
> > use WKWebView, but this limitation forces me to keep using the UIWebView.
> We are investigating it, but it would really help us to understand more
> about why you were using this functionality. What type of loads did you need
> to intercept?

Glad to see that someone at Apple is picking this up. We even spent a TSI on asking this a long time ago. The anwser was basically "not considered a bug" so we shrugged and keep dragging the UIWebView cart.

We have built a web browser which allows for configurable intervention in the complete webview traffic, i.e. not just frames but all resources. Even XHR. The possible interventions are numerous. Cancel the request altogether, redirect, fake a response (e.g. a locally made image), tinker with outgoing or even incoming HTTP headers. It all works quite nicely on UIWebView, but it feels being left behind indeed.

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