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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: [iOS 8] Status of WKWebView work
Date Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:48:46 GMT
When I said "The bridge works great, and plugins work great." this was for
loading a html page and plugins using the file:// protocol using WKWebView
(as the title of the report implies). The bug I reported was on Device (>
iOS beta 4), on Simulator it is *fine* (this info was in the bug report as

*Nothing* has been done using the local web server and proxy (at least
nothing checked in). An implementation on how the proxy works can be seen
in the PhoneGap Developer App:

See CB-7043 for progress on tasks regarding this.

On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Shazron <> wrote:

> I figure I will write this all up before the official release of iOS 8
> next week (probability high) and everyone asking about support.
> It has stalled because the WKWebView cannot load files using the file://
> protocol since iOS 8 beta 4.
> This bug has been filed with Apple weeks ago:
> I even checked WebKit check-ins if there was any progress, so far, no:
> (but it's entirely possible the loading code is in another part of the
> tree).
> The alternative is to run a local web server, which works great. However,
> this will open up a can of worms possibly with Apple, I'm not sure.
> The other interesting tidbit is, with WKWebView, for locally loaded files
> using the file:// protocol, cross-domain restrictions now apply, unlike
> UIWebView's behaviour. To have the same behaviour as UIWebView, we would
> need to proxy these requests (modify to go to our proxy, which
> requires the local web server).
> The bridge works great, and plugins work great.

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