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From Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [iOS 8] Status of WKWebView work
Date Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:26:22 GMT
I'll release the local webserver soon as a plugin, it was just a proof of
concept. It should work with existing Cordova versions as well, but will
not have a way to secure access to the local web server from other
(background) running apps.

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 4:10 AM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 2:40 PM, 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.
> >
>
> 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 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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