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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: [Android] xhr2 shim on Android 2.3 - is it worth the effort? I think I need help on this one.
Date Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:07:01 GMT
Jesse - what's broken about it?


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:

> Actually the recent checkins break the existing File API that is already
> there on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
> Both of these platforms already support ArrayBuffers, Blobs, Typed Arrays,
> et al ...
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org>
> wrote:
>
> > The goal of the recent ArrayBuffer work is to allow the browser's native
> > ArrayBuffers to be passed through the bridge. It doesn't work on Android
> > 2.3, since that version doesn't support ArrayBuffers.
> >
> > The recent Blob work applied to Cordova's File plugin and made it so that
> > it has a slice() method (like the native Blob), and a separate change was
> > made so that if you pass a native Blob to FileReader, it will pass
> through
> > to the native FileReader.
> >
> > So... Cordova File objects do *not* currently work with xhr2.
> >
> > I agree that's it's a pretty overwhelming task, and that it's likely not
> > worth the effort unless users really start asking for it.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 6:50 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey
> > >
> > > I'm starting to look at adding the xhr2 shim for Android 2.3, and I've
> > > come to this conclusion:
> > >
> > > 1. This looks like a LOT of work and I'm way over my head
> > > 2. This depends on a lot of the recent work that was put into Android
> > > (ArrayBuffer and Blob)
> > >
> > > Also, do we know if the new ArrayBuffer and Blob works with Android
> > > 4.x xhr2? Doesn't Android 4.x already have an ArrayBuffer and Blob
> > > object for it's webview?
> > >
> > > Anyone want to come in and explain this?  This looks pretty
> overwhelming.
> > >
> > > Joe
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
>

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