Re: Does webkitgtk issues discussed here?
- Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:11:19 +0100
- From: Jiří Janoušek <janousek.jiri@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Does webkitgtk issues discussed here?
>>> So here it is:
>>> On the page https://webkitgtk.org/reference/webkitgtk/stable/index.html
>>> there are
>>> WebKitWebBackForwardList and WebKitWebHistoryItem classes which should
>>> take care of the history support inside the WebView.
>>> However, on the page
>>> those classes are missing.
>>> The former link is for a version 2.4.5, the latter - 2.18.3.
>> The difference is not in WebKitGTK version but in WebKit API version.
>> The former documentation is for WebKitGTK (GTK+ port of WebKit 1 API,
>> removed in WebKitGTK+ 2.6.0, that's why the doc comes from 2.4.5), the
>> latter for WebKit2GTK (GTK+ port of WebKit 2 API, considered stable
>> since WebKitGTK+ 2.0.0 and the only supported API nowadays).
> I just mentioned the version since thats what I saw in the page at the top.
> However you mentioned that the API was removed in the version 2.6.0.
> Does this mean
> those classes I mentioned are still available for the WebKitGtk below
> version 2.6.0?
> Or it is true for the 2.0.0+?
The deprecated WebKit 1 API is available in WebKitGTK+ < 2.6.0, but
you really should not use it because it is ancient (i.e compatibility
issues with modern web pages) and insecure (look at WebKitGTK security
advisories to get an idea about security vulnerabilities still present
>>> Are those 2 classes become deprecated? If so, which version deprecates them?
>> WebKit1 is practically deprecated since WebKitGTK 2.0 and is no longer
>> supported (no bug and security fixes).
>>> I see on the second page there are WebKitBackForwardist and WebKitHistoryItem.
>>> (no middle "Web"). Are they direct replacements?
>> They seem to be the replacements, but not all methods from WebKit1
>> have been ported.
> Is there a plan to port them?
That's a question for WebKitGTK+ developers.
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