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From Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [iOS 8] Status of WKWebView work
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:48:51 GMT
Well, bad news. I just installed the iOS 8 GM firmware on an iPhone 5 and
used Xcode 6 GM, and the file:// url "bug" (assuming it is a bug and not by
design) is still there.

http://www.openradar.me/radar?id=5839348817723392

On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:

> Clarification:
> 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 well).
>
> *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:
> https://github.com/phonegap/phonegap-app-developer
>
> See CB-7043 for progress on tasks regarding this.
>
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> 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:
>> http://www.openradar.me/radar?id=5839348817723392
>>
>> I even checked WebKit check-ins if there was any progress, so far, no:
>>
>> http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/Source/WebKit2/UIProcess/API/Cocoa?order=date&desc=1
>> (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 xhr.open to go to our proxy, which
>> requires the local web server).
>>
>> The bridge works great, and plugins work great.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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