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From Justin Long <>
Subject Re: Default Enable Plugins
Date Tue, 08 May 2012 23:27:35 GMT
Hi Gents,

A follow up to see if anyone had some good advice/direction for getting
plugins enabled for the Android webview? Sounds like this pull request
doesn't do the trick

More than happy to pitch in because this has lots of value, I just need to
know where to start.


On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Justin Long <> wrote:

> Fair enough, hence the reason to check for risks :)
> Where in DroidGap could it possibility fit? Can we develop it so that it
> can be easily configured by platforms including PhoneGap Build?
> If you can tell me where to look in DroidGap to write it out, I could
> possibly write a pull request myself and save the team some work. Feel free
> to ignore my original pull request sitting in GitHub.
> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Patrick Mueller <> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 3:12 PM, Justin Long <>wrote:
>>>  I'd like to propose that in the Android Cordova project the webview
>>> that is
>>> created enables plugins by default. I wanted to check with the community
>>> to
>>> see if there were any possible risks, ...
>> Risks?  With browser plugins?  Nah, can't imagine that being a problem!
>> I'm being facetious, of course, because "browser plugins" have been a
>> pretty significant attack vector for malware over the years.
>> I'm totally in favor of enabling this, but ... not by default.  Worse
>> case, if it can't fit into the existing Android startup configuration
>> somehow, is to enable it with a new plugin.  Kinda like I did with the iOS
>> Remote Web Inspector plugin.  Unless it's too late to enable it by the time
>> the plugin loads - it might well be.
>> Still, in any case, seems like it would be better to allow the user to
>> opt-in to this, instead of having to opt-out.
>> --
>> Patrick Mueller

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