[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 172966] Remove legacy INSPECTOR_SERVER implementation

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Fri Jun 9 01:22:54 PDT 2017


--- Comment #10 from Olivier Blin <olivier.blin at softathome.com> ---
(In reply to Michael Catanzaro from comment #8)
> (In reply to Olivier Blin from comment #7)
> > We are WPE users, and we know that in the set-top box market, quite some web
> > app developers are today connecting to the remote web inspector from a
> > Windows OS.
> I really think compatibility with non-WebKit browsers should be a non-goal.
> That's really out there. If it works at all today with the WebSocket server,
> that's just due to luck.

Well, it would make web developers life a lot easier if it just worked from Chrome.

Going from WebSockets to requiring builtin D-Bus support in the client browser make the situation difficult, even from WebKit browsers on Windows.

> I'm not going to object if you want to add a D-Bus remote inspector
> implementation to WinCairo, though my understanding is that D-Bus is a
> second-class citizen on Windows.

Yes, we might get tricky platform support issues with D-Bus on Windows.
Was there any specific reason to pick D-Bus over WebSockets?

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