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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: get config.xml data from js
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:21:12 GMT
config.xml isn't in the www/ on all platforms.


On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:

> function readConfig() {
>     var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
>     xhr.addEventListener("load", function () {
>         var parser = new DOMParser();
>         var doc = parser.parseFromString(xhr.responseText,
> "application/xml");
>         alert("Description : " +
> doc.getElementsByTagName("description").item(0).textContent);
>     });
>     xhr.open("get", "../config.xml", true);
>     xhr.send();
> }
>
> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Michal Mocny <mmocny@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> > Now that I look a bit deeper, that plugin I only returns <preferences>
> > specifically, not the entire contents of config.xml (name is not a
> > <preference>).
> >
> > It also does not currently implement a way to inspect all preferences,
> just
> > has a way to get the value for a specific one.
> >
> > I do think it would be a good idea to just have one core plugin (perhaps
> > extend that one I linked) to include all config file values.
> >
> > Filed: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-6139
> >
> > -Michal
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM, Michal Mocny <mmocny@chromium.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > > David already wrote a plugin for this a few months ago for us to use in
> > > the test harness:
> > >
> >
> https://github.com/apache/cordova-labs/tree/cdvtest/cordova-plugin-appsettings
> > >
> > > I think he planned on proposing it for core but there was never really
> a
> > > reason for it.  I guess now's a good time to get that going.
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org
> > >wrote:
> > >
> > >> Certainly a reasonable thing to want to do, but there's no way
> currently
> > >> short of writing a custom plugin, or a post-prepare hook.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 3:34 PM, Axel Nennker <ignisvulpis@gmail.com>
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > Hi,
> > >> >
> > >> > I fear this is a stupid question but I could not find the answer in
> > the
> > >> > cordova docs or on the net or reading the source (Luke).
> > >> >
> > >> > As an app developer and cordova user how do I get data from
> > config.xml?
> > >> >
> > >> > We want to add an "about" page to an cordova app and could not find
> a
> > >> > simple javascript way to get to things like author, id, version,
> name
> > or
> > >> > description from config.xml.
> > >> > Writing a plugin seems to be overkill. Using the file or
> file-transfer
> > >> > plugins is heavy lifting too.
> > >> >
> > >> > Shouldn't there be a way to write cordova.config.name to get the
> > >> contents
> > >> > of the name element in config.xml?
> > >> >
> > >> > Someone added "metadata" to cordova_plugins.js.
> > >> > Maybe we could add something similar to cordova.js too?
> > >> >
> > >> > Does this make sense?
> > >> >
> > >> > Thanks
> > >> > Axel
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
>

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