Differences between WebView and Webkit

Steve Hannah steve at weblite.ca
Thu Jun 25 04:39:00 UTC 2015

To sort of answer my own question, I found out that the JavaFX webview is
missing quite a few APIs that are present in Webkit.  This is the result of
the HTML test I ran:

This gives me a starting point so I can create polyfills if I want to move


On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Steve Hannah <steve at weblite.ca> wrote:

> I have a javascript app that is not loading in the JavaFX webview (JDK8).
>   User agent string indicates WebKit 537.44, so I downloaded the nightly
> build for WebKit 537.44 to test, and the app works in that.
> No errors are reported in the webview (I've hooked up change listeners,
> error listeners, etc...), and I hooked up Firebug lite - but it also
> doesn't report any errors -- likely either errors are occurring before the
> page is loaded (i.e. before Firebug lite is added).
> Does WebKit 537.44 use the exact same Javascript engine as the WebView
> that reports 537.44 as the webkit version - or are there some differences?
> --
> Steve Hannah
> Web Lite Solutions Corp.

Steve Hannah
Web Lite Solutions Corp.

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