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From Ally Ogilvie <>
Subject Re: Extending CordovaWebView
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:43:16 GMT
> First is that there is no way to use a custom WebView / WebViewClient /
> ChromeClient class within the CLI system, without writing custom native
> code after your project has been created.

Not sure about the CLI system, don't really use it. Call me old school but
I love my jars 'n frameworks. There is of course another reason for this;
Cordova is very much a framework for me, NOT a platform. I think it's
crucial to remember there are many reasons to use Cordova in a project, it
can often be just as a means to get a little extra accessibility and
browser standardisation out of the WebView. The rest of the app could be
80% native with heaps of other SDKs...

>For Mobile Chrome Apps, we have a need to subclass the CordovaChromeClient
>class used by our applications.  There's not currently a way to do that in
>the CLI world

Ian, I know you are using CLI, but IF you were not, you would subclass
CordovaChromeClient on your application's main Activity?? I see no sensible
way to do it on a Plugin without going thread crazy... I can separate a
thread if you want to keep this CLI related, but I feel the plugin
developer use case should be considered in this thread too.

I'm 100% hopeful that at a minimum more methods (WebView and WebViewCient)
can be exposed to the Plugins.

@Michal M.
You don't need to touch the AppDelegate.m for anything as long as Cordova
still sends out CDVLocalNotification.
It's a little known fact +(void)load will fire before

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 6:23 AM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Michal Mocny <> wrote:
> > Potentially cordova itself would make use of this feature.  For one quick
> > practical example, in order to implement local notifications on iOS you
> > have to modify the AppDelegate, which is created as part of the app
> > template.  If you are re-creating your app often, you may want to modify
> > the template you start with, so as not to require the manual step.  This
> is
> > just one such example.
> Yes, I think App Templates may be a good thing.  Re-inventing the
> wheel for every client project would be terrible.  I can think of some
> modifications that I'd like to make to certain activities that don't
> belong in Cordova proper.
> Joe

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