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From Carlos Santana <>
Subject Re: Introduction for Julian Horn
Date Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:01:57 GMT
I agree with Joe this looks like a User space problem.
But in this particular case, I would say that if cordova.js is ran a second
time cordova.js should be robust and no errors no side effects should

checking with window.cordova, that feels like a hack, I would I agree a
good hack :-)

I would say that for now adding the quick check is valid solution, but I
would open another JIRA issue for future deep investigation on the root
cause of running cordova.js:
- Is the problem in cordova.js code that is core?
- Is the problem in plugin js code that gets run by cordova.js core?
- Is the problem in 3rd party plugin js code that gets run by cordova.js

On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 3:13 PM, Horn, Julian C <>

> Well, I can see that this is kind of a philosophical disagreement.
> Today having two <script> tags for cordova.js is defined to be an error.
> As such the current behavior of cordova.js is correct.  But you could just
> as well have said that it's not an error.  I think that's a better choice.
> I've spent most of my career working on software development tools for
> various languages.  Generally we try to minimize uncheckable constraints or
> "gotchas" when we can.  This makes things a little harder for a few tools
> vendors and a little easier for large numbers of developers.  That's
> usually an easy decision to make.
> When you create a new Cordova project in the Intel XDK, we provide a
> template that includes a script tag for cordova.js.  This means the only
> way you can lack the tag is if you delete it (or import a project that was
> missing the tag).  That's a great thing: it makes it much less likely that
> users will forget to include cordova.js and wind up wasting hours looking
> for an explanation.
> However, the opposite mistake does still happen. People don't read the
> entire template (why should they?) and think they have to add the tag
> themselves.  That's how new users sometimes get into this situation.  We
> would like that not to be an error; it just makes things a little smoother
> and more forgiving, which is our goal.
> I will certainly submit a pull request.
>     Julian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Bowser []
> Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 1:36 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Introduction for Julian Horn
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 6:40 AM Horn, Julian C <>
> wrote:
> >
> > The fix certainly does not require a large chunk of time!  Here's the
> > entire fix; you put this up near the top of cordova.js, inside the
> > outermost function invocation:
> >
> > if (window.cordova) {
> >     return;
> > }
> >
> >
> And nothing is stopping you from issuing a pull request.  While Jesse and
> I think that we shouldn't get into the practice of fixing people's JS
> errors, I'm sure that someone in this project might agree with you.  I just
> don't think it's a bug, or even an improvement.
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Carlos Santana

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