Problem Loading Web Pages in Scrivener

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Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:14 am Post

Has anyone tried to load Roam Research as a web page file inside Scriv. before?

I am able to load it the first time round, but when navigating anyway from the file, it has to re-load when again when I navigate back and at this point it fails, see screenshot below.

Wondering if this is because there is an authentication cookie? Or if there are any other common problems with loading web pages this way?

Cheers

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Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:13 pm Post

Yes, generally pages that require authentication will fail when loaded within Scrivener.

Scrivener has what's more accurately described as a "viewer" than a true web browser, and as such it isn't able to handle authentication scripts or other forms of dynamically updated content.

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Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:12 am Post

Thanks for getting back to me.

Are there any plans to change this in the future?

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Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:18 am Post

Browser developers have a hard enough time keeping up with the "internet". I hope the Scrivener Team doesn't chase this too hard due to risk and cost.

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Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:23 am Post

Yes, I would agree with that.

My assumption was that the app was making use of something like WKWebView.

https://developer.apple.com/documentati ... /wkwebview