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TODO List for QtWebKit


uncategorized issues that the developers still need to prioritize.

  • We don't have any accessibility support
  • QWebFrame should have a function to access the QWebHistory for that frame.
  • There should be an QWebIconDatabase class that gives you notifications when the icon has been loaded.
  • Autotest Coverage
  • header such as "webkitversion.h" that contains the version in a define
  • Way to access list of files and progress on downloading them (i.e. be able to make an activity window)
  • Ability to pass the handling of listbox/select elements to the application

Parking Lot

  • KDE Integration (WebKitKDE)

Things we want to do

  • Research out-of-process plugins
  • Research QtSvg vs. WebKit SVG
  • Make WebKit more modular
  • XSLT support with QtXmlPatterns.

Things we should do

  • Task maintenance (All)
  • Improve plugin support
  • Improve Media-Element support
  • Make the build more configurable in Qt
  • Research memory usage
  • Research performance
  • Windowless plugins on X11
  • Extend APIs
  • Review new APIs in trunk
  • Make it possible to build API docs from the trunk (add qdocconf file, move webkit overview docs, tweak pro file)
  • Style-dependent scrolling (improvement to r41285)

Dogfoot Items

  • Wallet integration
  • Arora extensions
  • Webclips
  • Inline editing example

Short-term items for the next 2-3 months

  • Layout tests in 4.5, then trunk (Tor Arne, Simon)
  • Write examples, docs and screencasts (Ariya, all)
  • Finish DOM API (Tor Arne, Simon, Staikos)
  • QtScript Integration (Ariya, Kent)

Examples and Demos to be written

  • how to use <object> in a web page
  • HTML5 local storage
  • using it with jQuery (Ariya) DONE: see
  • Flash inside QWebView (like Girish's video feed example but simpler)
  • restricting web view to a certain set of URLs
  • convert HTML to PDF, continue from Kavindra's work
  • using QWebView with Graphics View
  • a utility monitor web sites, sit on the systray, display the thumbnail
  • simple example (without model/view) on how to use history and bookmarks
  • google suggest (Ariya) DONE: see
  • how to extend QWebView to handle e.g. FTP
  • cookie handling
  • XML Query for feed parser/reader

Documentation improvements

  • Overview diagram between all QWebFoo class
  • Diagram/description of the relation between QtWebKit and QtNetwork
  • Using HTML files and images from the resource system
  • Import CSV example from QQ to Qt tree

DOM API Backlog

Let's try to get the thing done(tm).

  • Add support for wrapping QWebElement in QVariant and return it in the new API, such a scriptProperty() or callScriptFunction. In the long run we would like to deprecate QWebFrame::evaluateJavaScript in favour of a function that returns a QScriptValue... (Simon)
  • Extend documentation with lots of snippets. (Simon)
  • Demos & Examples. (Ariya)
  • Rename wrap() to wrapWith() (Kenneth)
  • Rename QWebElementSelection to QWebElementCollection (Tor Arne)
  • Fix name of XML scope (Antonio)
  • Change xml argument name to markup (Tor Arne)

Deferred DOM API Items

  • Add support for DOM events/listeners
    • Add QWebElement::connectEvent()
    • Add support for mapping JS events to Qt events (QMouseEvent, etc.)
    • Add support for pure JS events (QWebEvent?)
    • Add support for dispatching events from C++
  • Add support for convenience functions on the selection/collection
  • Investigate support for different backends (xml and/or query language).
  • Need to add a documented method of retrieving the current selection as a QWebElementSelection, since the ::selection psuedo-element didn't make it into the current draft of css3-selectors.

Ideas for Examples & Demos

  • A tool to create selections visually, built on top of the same API. Include a lineedit where you can type a selector and it visualizes the selected elements. (both ways)
  • Simple jquery-ui like effects.
  • Ad-block for Arora
  • Form completion (smart or not...)

Plan for INdT Code Camp

Goal: Make a first beta release of QtWebKit for Qt 4.6, including the new QtWebKit DOM API.

  • Finish DOM API Backlog.
  • Finish API reviews.
    • Seminar in Oslo -- DONE. More reviews pending
  • Review other new API in trunk.
  • Create a qtwebkit-4.6-staging git branch
    • Go through shared/qt-45-pending branch. (Simon)
    • Forward-port pending Windows CE Garbage Collector change (Simon)
  • Make sure it builds on all platforms it build with Qt 4.5. (including Windows/CE)
    • Create 4.6-staging git branch with import from qtwebkit-4.6-staging.
    • Create a Pulse project, talk to Carlos.
    • Fix build issues...


  • Talk to the Animation API guys to see if we can use QtPropertyAnimation with QWebElement's scriptProperties. Solution: QtScriptAnimation or something similar that allows animation properties in QtScript objects.

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