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From Kevin Hawkins <>
Subject Re: iOS: CDVViewController.startPage - Any thoughts/plans on allowing full URLs there?
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2012 02:46:51 GMT
Thanks Andrew.  I'll start poking around with it, and see how it goes.  Shaz will probably
have thoughts too. :)


On Oct 24, 2012, at 7:21 PM, "Andrew Grieve" <> wrote:

> It's probably something that's just not been gotten to yet. Going straight
> to the web means your app won't work offline out-of-the-box though, and
> might hurt your appstore approval chances.
> It'd be worth adding to Cordova anyways though, as it's useful for testing,
> and as you pointed out, Android supports it.
> There's also another related bug here:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 10:06 PM, Kevin Hawkins <>wrote:
>> We're building out frameworks based on Cordova that have feature parity
>> between Android and iOS.  We've come into a refactoring project in our
>> frameworks where it would be very useful to be able to optionally jump
>> straight from native to an HTTP(S) endpoint as our start page.  Android can
>> do this, but this functionality is not available in the iOS offering.
>> My question is, is this deliberately missing, or just something that never
>> really got into the update queue?  I'd be willing to take a look at it, but
>> it seemed prudent to first ask if there are good reasons for that not being
>> available in iOS.
>> Cheers,
>> Kevin

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