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Re: Any interest in using HTML for locally-installed Texinfo documentati

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Any interest in using HTML for locally-installed Texinfo documentation?
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:00:50 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.4 (2018-02-28)

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 01:40:17PM -0700, Per Bothner wrote:
> On 10/15/19 1:20 PM, P wrote:
> > ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> > On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:27 PM, Gavin Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > WebKitGTK seemed to be the best option for a lightweight embedded
> > > web-browser. I looked into other options, such as the Gecko engine
> > > used inside Thunderbird, but apparently it is not supported any more
> > > to embed it in other programs. WebKitGTK allowed access to the DOM
> > > tree of the documents without the complication of communicating with
> > > embedded JavaScript, as was needed with QtWebEngine.
> > > 
> > 
> > Out of curiosity, have you looked at smaller browser engines, such as Dillo 
> > or Netsurf?
> Dillo does not support JavaScript or frames, which would seem to preclude
> (or at least complicate) the kind of functionality we are hoping for.

JavaScript should not be necessary if there is DOM access from the C/C++ 
side, as the case with WebKitGTK (although it is not as easy as it could 
be).  Frames should not be necessary either: for a table of contents 
side bar, I imagine this would be done as a widget outside of the 
embedded browser.

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