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From "Shazron Abdullah (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-7539) [WKWebView][iOS 8] Use local webserver option to load local HTML file from www
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:56:34 GMT


Shazron Abdullah commented on CB-7539:

Update, the file url loading bug is fixed! See:
It appears the bug was a result of their updated sandboxing.

However, I tested it in iOS 8.1 beta and the new API function is not there yet *sad-face*.
Hopefully it will be in 8.2 or 8.3. We should get the WKWebView train running again once that
API function is in, assuming it works as advertised.

> [WKWebView][iOS 8] Use local webserver option to load local HTML file from www
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-7539
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: iOS
>            Reporter: Shazron Abdullah
>            Priority: Blocker
> This workaround is because of this bug:
> (filed with Apple of course also)
> I'm still hoping that Apple fixes this in iOS 8.1, but we should have this as a contingency
> Create this as an included plugin, so it can be extracted later if need be.
> We need to secure access to the local webserver, probably through a session token in
the header, since background apps can have access to the webserver. The session token is passed
down to the initially loaded local page specified from the <content> tag in config.xml,
and should be used in the cordova.exec call. We would also need to implement local proxy support
, see CB-7348
> This all sounds more complex than it needs to be than just loading a file url -- wishing
Apple would just fix this in iOS 8.1 instead.

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