[wpe-webkit] [webkit-wpe] A question about remote web inspector

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Thu Mar 1 23:09:28 PST 2018

El vie, 02-03-2018 a las 06:55 +0000, Kim, Junghoon escribió:
> Hello all,
> I’ve tried to get remote web inspector but failed to get it.
> ·         Problem
> o    Statement
> ·         Remote web inspector is not working
> o    Reproduction steps
> ·         Set g_setenv("WEBKIT_INSPECTOR_SERVER", "",
> TRUE); on WPELauncher
> ·         Try to access from a Chrome browser

The remote inspector doesn't work with Chrome. You need to use any
WebKitGTK+ based browser. You can use MiniBrowser or Epiphany.

> o    Result
> ·         ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE is shown on the Chrome browser
> ·         Questions
> o    Is anyone by chance working on making the new inspector work for
> WPE?
> ·         From the below WPE downstream release branch, the legacy
> remote inspector is back to support WPE's web inspector.
> (But I am not sure this is acceptable for main stream)
> § 
> https://github.com/WebPlatformForEmbedded/WPEWebKit/commit/67d7ba1041
> 4a2c091cae31ba66b9f76e962702e7

This approach doesn't always work either, because the inspector uses
JavaScript features not supported by other browsers. So, even when
using the legacy remote inspector, a WebKit browser is recommended or
even required. In this case you could use Safari, though.

> o    If not, any suggestions for me on how to implement?
> ·         Additional information
> o    Remotes/origin/master
> ·          2017-11-02 base 472a67c6c2fc549c499744a225fcd5fb68528765
> Best regard
> Kim, Junghoon
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Carlos Garcia Campos
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