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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: input type=file broken on Android 4.4
Date Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:39:00 GMT
Apologize and say "Sorry, the Android team hates Cordova"?

Honestly, was this a private API that was in the Android Browser code?
If so, then we should assume that this would break, since this wasn't
referenced in the Android APIs.  This is outside our scope, and we
really can't do anything more with this without even more breakage.

On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:26 AM, Mike Billau <> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This ticket[1] came in pretty recently talking about how input type=file
> does not work with Android 4.4 anymore, regardless of what your target SDK
> is.
> Apparently this was a conscious design decision by Android [2].
> Does anybody have ideas on how we can fix this? Is this even in our scope?
> From what I can gather, we have always had to override certain 'hidden'
> (yet public) methods on CordovaChromeClient [3] to enable input type=file.
> I'm thinking that either Android made this a private method or they just
> changed the method signature again. If they just changed the method
> signature, hopefully the new one will surface pretty soon and we can adjust
> CordovaChromeClient (I tried looking around in Android source but got
> pretty lost pretty quick...)
> Just wanted to get some more opinions on what we should do. This seems like
> it could be a pretty breaking change for some of our users.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

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