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From Andrew Grieve <>
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 01:09:23 GMT
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 <> 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

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