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Registered: ‎11-06-2012
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Webworks browser versus the device browser what is the difference



While doing some tesing I notice the "instance/application" brower in webworks and the device browser are not the same... Is there any documentation what are the difference between the two?


At the begining I thought they were the same because the user agent is the same however the display is differs.


In my case, my webworks application is opening an external website using window.location.href in the index.html.

While tesing the website I saw the dropdown list display a certain way and when I use the actual browser of the device the display is different.  Also, if I delete my cookies from the device browser, it will not delete the cookies from the "instance" browers in webworks.


BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK

BB os 10 build


Any insight would be helpful, because this means if they are not the same, I need to validate my external website twice (once in webworks, once in the device actual browser).


Posts: 1,561
Registered: ‎04-12-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Webworks browser versus the device browser what is the difference

Hi there,


For the most part these two browsers function the same, but there may be some visual differences; a part of this is simply a result of the WebWorks and browser engines being under development at the same time. However, basic functionality like deleting cookies should function the same in both, and if you are seeing a difference while using standard HTML5 APIs, then the best bet would be a bug report submission here:



Unfortunately there isn't any particular document that outlines differences between the browser and WebWorks applications. Ultimately the WebKit rendering engine should be the same, but testing the WebWorks implementation is also recommended.

Erik Oros | @WaterlooErik | eoros@blackberry.com | Developer Issue Tracker

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