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From Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cookie support in docs.
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:58:25 GMT
Created https://github.com/cordova/cordova-discuss/blob/master/FAQ.md
as a doc so we can stage edits.
If anyone needs direct access let me know.


On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:21 AM, Raymond Camden
<raymondcamden@gmail.com> wrote:
> So we don't have a FAQ yet. Is it time to start it? Here is my stab:
>
> Do cookies work in Cordova apps?
>
> There are two ways in which you may want to use cookies. The first is
> within XHR (Ajax) requests to remote resources. Unless you
> specifically remove them, your Ajax library will automatically use
> cookies in subsequent calls to remote APIs and resources you request.
> So given that some API returns a cookie required for future calls, you
> can assume it will be automatically sent when your app hits it again.
>
> The other way your app may desire to use cookies is locally - ie
> within the app itself. This does not make sense within a Cordova app
> as it isn't running on a proper web server itself. If your intent is
> simply to store data for the app then you should make use the various
> existing methods (link to
> http://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/4.0.0/cordova_storage_storage.md.html#Storage)
> to store data locally.
>
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 9:44 AM, Josh Soref <jsoref@blackberry.com> wrote:
>> Andrey:
>> It makes sense for someone to write a simple document saying that cookies are
>> supported for subresources requested from remote web servers, but that Cordova
>> doesn't promise cookie support for the app itself, and it should suggest using
>> localStorage or the file API for preferences.
>>
>> Thanks for volunteering to work on this :)
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: agrieve@google.com [mailto:agrieve@google.com] On Behalf Of
>>> Andrew Grieve
>>> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:18 AM
>>> To: dev
>>> Subject: Re: Cookie support in docs.
>>>
>>> Cookies work the same as they do in a browser AFAIK. cookies for file:
>>> don't make sense because you talk to a server at file:. If you make an XHR
>>> to http:///, they it can set cookies.
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 6:12 AM, Andrey Kurdumov
>>> <kant2002@googlemail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > I come across the following SO question.
>>> >
>>> > http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24374397/cookie-support-in-
>>> cordova-official-documentation
>>> >
>>> > The guy could not find any mentions about cookie support in the
>>> Phonegap. I
>>> > do google search and find that the only mention about cookie support is
>>> > issue CB-8026 where stated that Android support third-party cookies. I
>>> > personally was having problems with that, but resolve it using custom HTTP
>>> > header.
>>> >
>>> > Question is: Does it make sense add the section in the docs regarding
>>> > cookies, and their limitations in Cordova apps, due to fact that files
>>> > server over file:/// protocol?
>>> >
>
>
>
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>
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