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From "Jesse MacFadyen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (CB-4054) WP8 file requests are not relative to www folder
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:23:51 GMT


Jesse MacFadyen reassigned CB-4054:

    Assignee: Jesse MacFadyen  (was: Michael Brooks)
> WP8 file requests are not relative to www folder
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-4054
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Docs, Plugin File, WP8
>    Affects Versions: 2.9.0
>         Environment: Windows 8 x64
>            Reporter: Frederico Costa Galv√£o
>            Assignee: Jesse MacFadyen
>              Labels: patch
> I started migrating my app ( to *WP8* and found that all files requested
via js (xhr) are expected to be served relative to the project root (at least on development/emulator,
but I can't imagine it to be different on other environments), which is not according to the
way it happens on iOS and Android.
> On both iOS and Android, working directory for the code serving files via xhr is the
'www' folder (or is it the folder where my 'index.html' is located?), while on WP8 it is 'www/..'
(the project root, in other words). Resources mapped directly on the html file however are
served from the right directory on all cases.
> There is also no word about it on the docs, the only thing I found was an answer on stackoverflow.
> Adding the following code on line 717 of Plugins/File.cs@readResourceAsText() solved
the problem (so far!, can't be sure it didn't have side effects as I could not make my app
work well enough on WP8 yet):
> {code:java}
>                 pathToResource = "www/" + pathToResource;
> {code}
> Also, on the same method and file, +optStrings+ variable is expected to always have 5
fields, but everytime I ran my app Visual Studio threw me an exception because +optStrings+
never have more than 2 fields. I solved it surrounding remaining variables attribution with
an if(optStrings.Length>2){}.

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