Using Blink as a HTML/CSS renderer without JS

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Feb 15, 2024, 2:37:00 PMFeb 15
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I want to create an embeddable HTML/CSS renderer without v8 and small in binary size.
I don't know well about chromium, so I want to ask if using Blink in my case is a good idea.

Additionally, I cloned the source code of Blink, but `gn gen out/my_build` fails with Could not find checkout in any parent of the current path.
This must be run inside a checkout.

So do I need to clone chromium if I want to build Blink as a (prebuilt) dynamic library?

Stefan Zager

Feb 15, 2024, 11:57:11 PMFeb 15
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Yes, you need to clone the full chromium repository and also a bunch of other repositories to build blink. You can't build blink without V8.

Note that blink does not have a stable interface for embedding, you will discover that it's pretty difficult to use it without chromium. The content/ layer is the recommended and supported embedding interface.

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