[PySide] Replace “Firefox + NoScript + ImgLikeOpera”? with QtWebKit + PySide

Imran Geriskovan imran.geriskovan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 09:07:41 CEST 2012

I have a QtWebKit + PySide browser project to replace the
functionality of “Firefox + NoScript + ImgLikeOpera”.

You may also see occasional posts/comments on various
blogs/bugtrackers/forums/flames/etc: “Firefox is bloated. However, I
have no choice other than FF + NoScript + ImgLikeOpera for my
bandwidth constrained connection.”

Intended functionality/scenario on Webkit Browser is as follow:
- Disable automatic Image loading
- Disable automatic JavaScript loading. (Add java, flash, etc if you like)
- Point your browser to url of your choice.
- On QtWebView, right click on ONE not loaded image’s placeholder. Get
“Load Image” option and load only that ONE on demand.
- Have a “Load/Run JavaScripts” button on app window. Load them from
network if you need them. (Or a more fine grained control over
domain/path patterns for which loading is allowed or disallowed.)

Now, I am stuck similar to this:
Manipulate all HTTP Requests: http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/17834

The solution wouldnt be that low level.
If QWebView or image elements had functions/hooks for this, it would be elegant.

Does WebKit have posibilities for this? Or Is it simply Qt/PySide
didnt expose them?
I kindly request your comments.

The issue is also posted here:

Imran Geriskovan

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