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From Ken Wallis <>
Subject RE: Cordova and config.xml
Date Tue, 29 May 2012 18:13:46 GMT
Laurent and I were just chatting about this.  Certainly feel that we should have a common shared
format for application metadata.  Default option would be to look at the W3C widget spec which
we all are or already have done in RIM's case. ;)

That said, you know that we have gone past the spec already, and with BB10 we will have to
go even farther down the custom namespace route.  We (RIM) may need to actively diverge on
some concepts that might have Widget equivalents but just don't map properly (Not sure yet,
but starting to get a feeling...)  I would suspect that Cordova will need custom elements
as well.

Do we ask the question then, is this still the right choice, use widget spec as a basis and
expand where needed?  Use it as inspiration, but not be beholden to it?  Something completely
custom, or aligned with other initiatives like Mozilla?

Lots of questions... ;)

Ken Wallis

Product Manager – BlackBerry WebWorks

Research In Motion

(905) 629-4746 x14369

From: Filip Maj []
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: Cordova and config.xml

Just want to point out too that mozilla has/is working on their equivalent
of config.xml

JSON! :r

On 5/29/12 10:57 AM, "Shazron" <> wrote:

>I concur - we had this discussion sometime ago but with respect to the
>whitelist, and eventually decided to support access tags in config.xml to
>consolidate all the platforms. We didn't have a plan then on when to
>include this feature. Not seeing it in the Roadmap though pre-2.0 or even
>for 2.0:
>On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Michael Brooks
>> From my understanding, yes.
>> PhoneGap Build currently uses it (not as extensively as BB) to describe
>> app's metadata and configuration (access, permissions, etc).
>> My understanding is that as we build out the CLI for Apache Cordova,
>> config.xml support will be added.
>> Michael
>> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Gord Tanner <> wrote:
>> > Hey,
>> >
>> > I am wondering if cordova is going to continue aligning to the W3C
>> > config.xml?
>> >
>> > Unless I am mistaken it looks like BlackBerry and PlayBook are the
>> > platforms that are currently using it.  Is there plans to use
>> > more cross platform?
>> >

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