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From Anis KADRI <anis.ka...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Embedding Cordova WebView on Android
Date Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:58:40 GMT
On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 6:48 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:

> Because there are things CordovaActivity does that you may not want,


Such as ?


> also
> there is no such thing as dual inheritance in Java.


> For example if you have a MapActivity you can implement a CordovaInterface,
> but not extend a CordovaActivity.
>

As far as I understand the multiple inheritance is somewhat solved by
implementing multiple interfaces but that is not really the issue here.

Extending a class is easier for developers than implementing an interface
because one can override methods instead of implementing them.


>
> Also, we haven't fully tested the use case where one extends the
> CordovaActivity, so there's that as well.
> On Jul 21, 2013 6:26 PM, "Anis KADRI" <anis.kadri@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I would love to know that too.
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM, Smith, Peter <
> peters@fast.au.fujitsu.com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I already asked this on PG Forum but got no replies. For more details
> > > see: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/phonegap/KW0QC4P9P0Y
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > There is a Cordova Guide "Embedding Cordova WebView on Android"
> > >
> > >
> http://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/2.9.0/guide_cordova-webview_android.md
> > > .html#Embedding%20Cordova%20WebView%20on%20Android
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Can someone please explain why the guide advises to write the class
> with
> > > the form:
> > >
> > > public class CordovaViewTestActivity extends Activity implements
> > > CordovaInterface {
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > instead of:
> > >
> > > public class CordovaViewTestActivity extends CordovaActivity {
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Our problem is that another team in our group has followed this
> > > cut/paste advice but then (since they've failed to maintain their code
> > > to keep up-to-date with changes to CordovaActivity over different
> > > versions) they have come to grief with unexpected behaviours. I thought
> > > if they had just extended from CordovaActivity in the first place they
> > > could have avoided such hassles, but OTOH they thought they were doing
> > > the right thing by following the guide.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Apologies if this is the wrong forum to ask this.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Peter
> > >
> > >
> >
>

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