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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: get config.xml data from js
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:39:15 GMT
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 <> 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 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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