Webkit options in MacOSX

Mike Alexander mta at umich.edu
Mon Apr 20 16:33:26 EDT 2009

On Apr 20, 2009, at 2:07 PM, Phil Longstaff wrote:

> The epiphany glue code which uses webkit does something similar -  
> grabs the settings from gconf and passes them down to webkit.
> I could apply your patch, and it would allow people to set report  
> fonts as a temporary measure.  However, what I think we want  
> eventually is:
> 1) Add report formatting preferences to global preferences
> 2) Add report formatting preferences to report options.  These would  
> default to the global preferences but could be overridden for a  
> specific report.
> 3) Allow preferences to be saved and restored by name?  This would  
> be similar to the current stylesheets.
> 4) Embed the preferences as css in the report html.  This ensures  
> that the report can be exported and imported to another browser and  
> still appear the same.

This sounds like a reasonable plan.  I know my patch is deficient, I  
never meant it as a final (or perhaps even partial) solution.  It  
could be part of point 1 in your list.  However if you want to  
implement 2 and 3 then this patch would not be useful since it doesn't  
understand the hierarchy of preferences you describe.  I made this  
change partly for my own use and partly to learn about how this stuff  


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