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From James Jong <>
Subject Re: core APIs and the CLI
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:15:55 GMT
I believe you are looking at the wrong config.xml file.  You should see it with the plugin
feature definitions under the <app> folder.  It's a bit confusing but the one you see
under www is just likely copied during prepare by the CLI from the top-level www.

-James Jong

On Aug 22, 2013, at 7:42 PM, John M. Wargo <> wrote:

> OK, I just whacked everything and started over. I opened a terminal window on Macintosh
and issued the following commands:
> jmw-mini:~ jwargo$ cd dev
> jmw-mini:dev jwargo$ cordova create test
> jmw-mini:dev jwargo$ cd test
> jmw-mini:test jwargo$ cordova platform add android ios
> jmw-mini:test jwargo$ cordova plugin add
> jmw-mini:test jwargo$ cordova prepare android
> jmw-mini:test jwargo$ cordova prepare ios
> At the end of the process, I looked at the config.xml in the iOS project's www folder
and found the following:
> <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
> <widget id="io.cordova.hellocordova" version="0.0.1" xmlns=""
>    <name>HelloCordova</name>
>    <description>
>        A sample Apache Cordova application that responds to the deviceready event.
>    </description>
>    <author email="" href="">
>        Apache Cordova Team
>    </author>
>    <content src="index.html" />
>    <access origin="*" />
>    <preference name="fullscreen" value="true" />
>    <preference name="webviewbounce" value="true" />
> </widget>
> I even went in and forced an update to the config.xml in the cordova project's config.xml
file and did another cordova prepare.
> My changes came over to the config.xml, but no camera entry.
> I'm running CLI 3.0.6.
> On 8/22/2013 1:46 PM, Ian Clelland wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Braden Shepherdson <>wrote:
>>> Are you sure you ran a "cordova prepare" in both cases? There should be a
>>> <feature> tag for Camera on both platforms, as far as I know.
>> That was my thinking as well. I checked earlier, and there definitely is a
>> feature tag for iOS. (It's the only tag specified in plugin.xml, and it's
>> the only required change, according to the docs). I don't think plugin add
>> / plugin remove should be manipulating config.xml in the platforms
>> directories -- that should be the job of `cordova prepare`.
>> Ian
>> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:46 AM, John Wargo <> wrote:
>>>> I'm working on the part of my book that deals with the core APIs and I
>>>> need some guidance on how things are supposed to work.
>>>> I noticed that if I added the Camera API plugin to a project, that the
>>> CLI
>>>> manages adding the camera feature to the android project's config.xml
>>> file
>>>> in res/xml/config.xml. If I remove the plugin, the settings are removed
>>>> from the config.xml.
>>>> The documentation says that a setting is also required for the iOS
>>>> config.xml, but in my testing, the CLI doesn't make that change for me.
>>> The
>>>> Xcode project's config.xml doesn't change as I add and remove the Camera
>>>> plugin.
>>>> So am I seeing an anomaly here or is this behavior as expected?  I
>>> assumed
>>>> the CLI would take care of everything, but my testing here says
>>> otherwise.
>>>> How's this supposed to work or what must the developer do? It doesn't
>>> make
>>>> sense that the CLI would do this for Android and not iOS.

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