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From Axel Nennker <ignisvul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: get config.xml data from js
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:57:12 GMT
cordova.js is platform specific anyway.
 Am 28.02.2014 23:16 schrieb "Jesse" <purplecabbage@gmail.com>:

> So I guess things are not as standardized as we thought.
>
> iOS, WP7, WP8, Windows8, Ubuntu?[1] :
> ../config.xml
> Android :
> ../../android_res/xml/config.xml
> bb10 :
> config.xml
>
>
> [1]
>
> https://github.com/apache/cordova-ubuntu/blob/cd6b3d11b58f38932797f1f4130ce40f772bdcd5/main.cpp#L66
>
> Still completely manageable from JavaScript; IMHO
> just switch on cordova.platformId ...
>
> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 2:06 PM, Axel Nennker <ignisvulpis@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Looks better than it works.
> > This does not trigger the alert. Neither with two / or three / after
> > "file:"
> > while "config.xml" alone works after I have put config.xml in www
> >
> >                                 document.addEventListener( "deviceready",
> > function() {
> > 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", "file:///android_res/xml/config.xml", true);
> >     xhr.send();
> > }
> > readConfig();
> >
> > Anyway this is not very cross platform.
> >
> >
> >
> > 2014-02-28 22:57 GMT+01:00 Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com>:
> >
> > > BTW: android_res and android_assets are special Android URIs that
> > > access the APK directly.  They are read-only directories, and they
> > > basically are used to access static files.  They also tend to be buggy
> > > as all hell, so YMMV.
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Can't you just use an XHR to this URI:
> > > > file://android_res/xml/config.xml?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >> They seem to be in the root iOS, android, and windows phone.
> > > >>
> > > >> NSString* path = [[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@"config"
> > > ofType:
> > > >> @"xml"];
> > > >>
> > > >> int id = action.getResources().getIdentifier("config", "xml",
> action.
> > > >> getClass().getPackage().getName());
> > > >>
> > > >> *StreamResourceInfo streamInfo = Application.GetResourceStream(new
> > > >> Uri("config.xml", UriKind.Relative));*
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> @purplecabbage
> > > >> risingj.com
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:21 PM, Andrew Grieve <
> agrieve@chromium.org>
> > > wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> 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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