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WebKit, the “engine” of the Safari supports remote debugging

Earlier on March,Mac OS X Lion Utilizes WebKit2 in Safari .WebKit, the engine behind Safari and other browsers, also supports remote debugging. The Web Inspector implemented as a web application that uses HTML + CSS + JavaScript. You can check the status of a remote site to see particular values ​​and parameters useful when debugging.

WebKit, the “engine” behind Safari and other browsers, also now supports remote debugging. The web inspector in Webkit is implemented as a web application that uses HTML + CSS + JavaScript. Less well-known feature is the ability to launch the browser inspsector outside environment by providing various useful features. The idea stems from the fact that browsers for the mobile platform often do not have the big screens with which to perform with ease the debugging, the stack for the management of network and CPU characteristics of these devices, most of the times or influence the time and run-time loading pages. Being based on the WebCore rendering engine, could be used to highlight special values ​​and parameters useful when debugging. On Surfin’Safari, the blog dedicated to WebKit, is shown by the example of a remote debugging session with Chromium, by starting the browser with the option to activate the switch and showing how remote it is possible to follow the corresponding links to selected pages on the client. The blog is also illustrated the possible integration with the IDE and how the backend protocol is based on JSON-RPC 2.0 specification, standard procedures for calling remote exploitable in modern websites using Javascript and AJAX calls.

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