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On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM, William Ahern
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> On Fri, Feb 08, 2013 at 08:22:35PM -0500, Rena wrote:
>> I'm curious if there are WebKit bindings for Lua? I know about LuaKit,
>> but that appears to be more of a "build your own UI for a browser"
>> project, about the opposite of what I'm after. I'd like to load WebKit
>> as a module in a Lua script, feed it some HTML generated for the
>> purpose, and display it in a window, query positions and sizes of DOM
>> elements, basically use it as more of a UI toolkit than a web browser.
>> Has anyone done this before?
> You might want to checkout this project for inspiration, which is the only
> one I know of which has successfully and comprehensively packaged WebKit
> similar to the manner you describe, although it runs headless and renders to
> buffers on request:
> AFAIU, packaging WebKit as a library is troublesome. It makes assumptions
> about threads and other global resources that something properly built as a
> library would never do.
> For a browser suite which has been sanely built from the ground up to be
> embeddable and otherwise twisted into various projects you might want to
> checkout
> It doesn't do JavaScript, however, although that sounds okay for your needs.
> (I've been toying with the idea of compiling JavaScript to Lua, and then
> offering to add Lua support to NetSurf.)

Thanks for the recommendation. I would want to have some kind of
scripting in the frontend (obviously I'd prefer Lua to JS, but either
would do), but I'll take a look at it.

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