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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: [iOS 8] Status of WKWebView work
Date Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:10:11 GMT
On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 2:40 PM, 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.

Shaz, did you implement a prototype with a local web server? Would be
useful to see how the code for this works.

> 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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