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From Max Woghiren <m...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: Native URL functionality for files
Date Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:22:11 GMT
I've sent a pull request that adds a third option to the
Camera.DestinationType and returns "not supported" errors in the relevant
methods (for now).


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 3:03 PM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:

> I like it. I seem to remember we discussed something related, like
> document:// shortcut to files in the app's Documents folder as well (iOS
> specific) but nothing came out of it.
>
> For those curious, AssetLibrary urls look like
> this: assets-library://asset/asset.JPG?id=1000000003&ext=JPG
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Max Woghiren <maxw@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I'm working on implementing chrome apps file system functionality using
> > Cordova.  I'm focusing on iOS first.
> >
> > I'm planning on using AssetsLibrary to prevent having to (1) send actual
> > file data to and from JS unnecessarily and (2) save temporary copies of
> > files.
> >
> > In order to use asset library URLs (and the equivalents on other
> > platforms), I'd like to add a third Camera DestinationType: NATIVE_URL.
>  In
> > iOS, Camera would send back the assets-library URL, which can then be
> > stored in a FileEntry.
> >
> > This type of URL would then be handled wherever necessary.  For instance,
> > uploading an image to a server using FileTransfer would be able do it
> > directly from the photo library, since it'd be given the assets-library
> > URL.  File would have a bunch of changes to handle this as well.
> >
> > Please let me know if you have any comments, concerns, or things to
> > consider about add this functionality.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > -Max
> >
>

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