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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: [ios] Feature Request: Adding NSUrlProtocol handling for plugins
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:49:38 GMT
+1 do it

On Friday, April 5, 2013, Michal Mocny wrote:

> I've written a plugin to handle a custom url protocol using NSURLProtocol.
>  However, I had to modify CDVViewController's shouldStartLoadWithRequest:
> in order to actually have the URL navigation progress to that point.
> Currently, we allow only a fixed set of schemes (file:, tel:, about: etc),
> then use the whitelist to check if the scheme is allowed, and finally
> fallback to forwarding everything else to the main native application (in
> order to handle tel:, sms: etc).
> The problem is that the whitelist is hard coded to support only exactly
> http[s] and ftp[s], so no custom schemes are possible.
> I suspect this was always been planned, but I now propose actually adding a
> config file setting to whitelist url schemes, and plugin.xml should be able
> to add to this list.
> I'm not sure if there is a comparable need on other platforms, its my
> impression this isn't necessary on android.
> If there is no objection I'll file JIRA and get this in soon.
> -Michal

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