On Fri, 2011-08-26 at 17:20 +0200, Dan Vratil wrote: 
> as I already mentioned on the IRC meeting, embedding widgets into WebKit 
> is broken and I was told that WebKit-Gtk developers intend to drop this 
> functionality sooner or later.

Citation needed.  Xan Lopez said he wasn't aware of any problems or
plans to drop the API when I asked him about this after the IRC meeting,
and the bug you opened includes a comment with a possible solution:


> So I decided to go similar way Anjal 
> does, splitting the email display into multiple webviews. To be able to 
> do so, I also decided to change the way EMFormat works as well.

IIRC, Srini told me told me at the Boston Summit last year that this
approach for Anjal was fine for display but derailed when it came time
to print.

Maybe Srini can comment further?  (CC'ing him)

Certain attachment types can be excluded from printouts, but I believe
we do print image attachments and certainly any textual MIME parts,
including message/rfc822.  The printed layout should mimic the displayed
layout for all printable MIME types.

The advantage of a single WebKitWebView is when it's time to print, you
just hand the thing over to WebKit and let it deal with it (for the most

Don't get me wrong, the design you're proposing sounds sensible _if_ you
can overcome the printing issue.  I'm just pointing out the known speed
bumps on this road.

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