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From Andrew Lunny <alu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Determining if "you're in cordova"
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:32:31 GMT
The problem, afaict, is distinguishing between:

1) deviceready hasn't fired yet
2) deviceready isn't ever going to fire

which right now boils down to "guess how long deviceready will take, and
setTimeout() until some time after that."

I tend to agree with Max - it'd be a worthwhile thing to have, unless the
implementation is prohibitively difficult.

On 3 December 2012 17:17, Anis KADRI <anis.kadri@gmail.com> wrote:

> Well because it never fires you know that you are in a browser's context.
> It will only fire if you're on a device or if you fire it yourself.
>
> There could be two reasons (as far as I know) that 'deviceready' would not
> fire.
> 1) not in a cordova app context (browser via file:// or http://).
> 2) there is a problem with cordova itself (problem fetching device/network
> info).
>
> actions for both
> 1) You know whether or not you are in a cordova context: do whatever you
> have to do: use childbrowser or a popup,  don't use device apis that are
> not available etc...
> 2) find out if you're not missing anything and/or file a bug
>
> I believe that 'deviceready' is more reliable then document.location
> because it really is cordova specific.
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com> wrote:
>
> > But look at that situation from the browser's POV: it attaches to an
> event
> > that never fires.
> >
> > cordova.js is included and window.cordova exists, but in a browser's
> > context, it does nothing.
> >
> > On 12/3/12 5:03 PM, "Anis KADRI" <anis.kadri@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >document.addEventListener('deviceready', function()
> {navigator.inCordova =
> > >true;}, false);
> > >
> > >If you fire 'deviceready' yourself then you already know that you're not
> > >in
> > >a cordova app context. Don't you ?
> > >
> > >Sorry, I really don't see what the problem is. Maybe an real world
> example
> > >would help illustrate it. Or is there a reason why you don't want to use
> > >deviceready as an indicator ?
> > >
> > >
> > >On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Max Ogden <max@maxogden.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> if cordova polyfilled standard apis for everything it wouldn't be
> > >>cordovas
> > >> problem. but right now there are only-in-cordova APIs that I need to
> > >>use if
> > >> i'm in cordova. it would be more convenient for me as an app developer
> > >>if
> > >> there was a supported way to know i'm in cordova.
> > >>
> > >> I can keep looking at window.location.href and make sure to always
> run a
> > >> local web server for development (and never open the file directly on
> my
> > >> dev machine) but the point here is that doing those things is more
> > >>pitfall
> > >> prone and less user friendly for new devs than doing "if
> > >> (navigator.inCordova)".
> > >>
> > >> if its a ton of work to implement then I can understand not doing it
> (I
> > >> dont know what it would take to implement). i'm just trying to say it
> > >>would
> > >> be a nicer api :) it seems from my perspective that it would be easy
> for
> > >> cordova to tell the browser that cordova is present and it would save
> > >>app
> > >> developers from having to use yet another hacky technique.
> > >>
> >
> >
>

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