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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: get config.xml data from js
Date Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:19:41 GMT
No, no, I'm suggesting this is a user space problem. Easily solved by the
user. (Certainly the first/only time I've heard a desire for this feature.)
On Feb 28, 2014 3:34 PM, "Jesse" <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, but then we have to agree on the format of config.json, which could
> take weeks.
>
> Something like this [1] should handle it.  Untested ...
>
>
> [1] https://gist.github.com/purplecabbage/9282132
>
>
>
> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 3:14 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>
> > So, before we go too much farther with this...what is the usecase? Could
> a
> > build step hook address the idea? (Eg write a file called config.json)
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Axel Nennker <ignisvulpis@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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.nameto
> > > > > 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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