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16th September 2010, 09:25
I am using QtWebkit.QWebView as a basic browser and am trying to modify the HTML content before it starts downloading media and rendering.

The loadStarted signal is emitted before downloading the webpage, loadProgress during rendering, and loadFinished after rendering, which don't seem to help.

Can this be done?

16th September 2010, 15:04
As I see it, there is no way that you can modify something that don't have. So, modifying the HTML before you've downloaded it sounds impossible.

What you could do is to use a custom QNetworkAccessManager which your QWebView uses. That way, you can monitor any HTML before it reaches the QWebView.

17th September 2010, 05:00
yeah so obviously I am not trying to modify the HTML before it is downloaded...

I want to modify it to remove certain images, flash, etc. I'll check out QNetworkAccessManager.

17th September 2010, 07:00
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