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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: [Android] WebView, InAppBrowser and UI Threads
Date Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:31:25 GMT
I assigned it to David just because I thought it would be a good bug for
him and thought it sounded important to fix. I don't think he's in any
hurry to get to it, so feel free to assign it to yourself. I don't really
consider bugs to be actually assigned when they are assigned to the default
person since it's not clear that anyone's looked at it. Maybe it'd be worth
having new bugs come in as "unassigned", so that when someone assigns it,
it's more meaningful. I'll start another thread to discuss this idea.

Anyways, I've thought a good amount about this problem previously (what to
do with relative URLs), and I think the best solution is to resolve
relative URLs in JS. iOS also has no good way of resolving relative URLs
from native. I added a function to do just that in this release -

I'll make a note of this on the bug.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:

> I'm currently trying to figure out CB-4858, which got assigned to
> David, but I'm finding that I'm getting stuck at this part:
>     private String updateUrl(String url) {
>         Uri newUrl = Uri.parse(url);
>         if (newUrl.isRelative()) {
>             //url = this.webView.getUrl().substring(0,
> this.webView.getUrl().lastIndexOf("/")+1) + url;
>         }
>         return url;
>     }
> The problem with this code is that all methods on the WebView class
> must run on the UI thread. Now, there's no easy way for us to pass
> this data back because now we're doing asynchronous Java where we have
> to wait for the UI thread to give us back the URL so we can find out
> what our base path is.
> We could override this in CordovaWebView, getting around the check,
> but I think that this might not be the right thing to do.
> Anyway, I'm content letting David chew on this, since I didn't know it
> got assigned to him (JIRA didn't send me the e-mail), but I'd be
> interested in seeing how this gets solved, because it's particularly
> ugly.

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