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From Jesse <purplecabb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: plugin.xml config-file for json files
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:35:28 GMT
Adding json-file would/could lead to the deprecation of the xml config
files, but ultimately we will always need to write xml anyway, so this just
adds functionality.
Given that it is just an added tag, and matching worker module, this has
near zero impact on the existing system.

Modification of elements is supported in xml, optimistically, assuming
there are never conflicts. This is especially important for things like
plist modification, where most values are specified as defaults.




@purplecabbage
risingj.com

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM, Michal Mocny <mmocny@chromium.org> wrote:

> I'd also recommend hooks for now.
>
> <json-file> tag sounds potentially more resilient to change, but since you
> have to explicitly reference the path to target I don't think its any
> better in practice.
>
> Additionally, we've expressed interest in replacing our xml based configs
> with json manifests, and while that work may not be in a hurry, it seems
> counterproductive to extend the scope of plugin/app configs right now.
>
> -Michal
>
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Axel Nennker <ignisvulpis@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I would not modify the value. Can config-file replace values?
> > Just adding stuff would be good enough for my (current) purposes.
> > I would throw on existing keys.
> > When two plugins add the same key then plugman should throw and I don't
> > want to track all changes over all plugins.
> >
> > 2014-11-11 19:58 GMT+01:00 Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com>:
> >
> > > I would like to see a new element titled 'json-file' and matching
> parser
> > > that does the work.
> > > something like this?
> > >
> > > <json-file target="someManifest.json" parent="some.object.path">
> > > "{the:{stringValue:2,b:"added"},or:{modified:true}}"
> > > </json-file>
> > >
> > >
> > > @purplecabbage
> > > risingj.com
> > >
> > > On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 9:02 AM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Have you considered plugin hooks?
> > > > I just implemented this yesterday to modify the root config.xml file:
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugins/blob/master/local-webserver/plugin.xml
> > > >
> > > > On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Axel Nennker <ignisvulpis@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > if I remember correctly then this was discussed before but I can't
> > find
> > > > the
> > > > > email exchange.
> > > > >
> > > > > We are trying to use our cordova app on firefoxos and would like
to
> > > > modify
> > > > > manifest.webapp which is a json file.
> > > > >
> > > > > In plugin.xml we can only modify xml files using the config-file
> > > element.
> > > > >
> > > > > What are your preference on how to implenent this?
> > > > > - reuse config-file with new attribute type="json" (default "xml")
> > > > >   or new element e.g. "config-file-json"
> > > > > - only adding to the json and throw if key already exists?
> > > > > - ...
> > > > >
> > > > > Should I file an issue and implement it?
> > > > >
> > > > > cheers
> > > > > Axel
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

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