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From "Piotr Zalewa (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-4966) dialog
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:20:43 GMT


Piotr Zalewa commented on CB-4966:

English is not my first language as well. 

I will try to assume:

1. The link you've posted -
is about the desktop notification system which is displaying alerts and confirmations. As
far as I know it cannot be used for receiving feedback from users. To provide dialogs (alert,
confirm and prompt) Cordova has a Notification API. It is displaying these dialog windows
asynchronously (the rest of the code is still executed) and provides the results via callback

2. You've mentioned master branch. If it is cordova-plugin-dialogs master branch then I don't
see how it would work without src/firefoxos/notification.js file which development we're discussing

3. You've also mentioned permission. Yes. alert, prompt and confirm usage is not restricted.

4. Not standard. Valid point, but there is no standard and asynchronous dialogs available
in FirefoxOS. Unfortunately you're also right on the issue which comes from this - changing
the skin of FirefoxOS will not be reflected in dialogs generated by this plugin. Standard
alert, prompt and confirm have two issues which prevent us from using inside Cordova plugin.

4.1 They are not compatible with Cordova API - There is no way to change the title and button
4.2. They are blocking JS execution. This is major as displaying an alert will stop other
running JS functions. This is an example

I've been talking about these issues with our apps team at Mozilla. I don't remember anyone
bringing the skin issue, but I still think it's a low cost to pay when the alternative is
a completely incompatible API. The standard API is still present for developer to use in the
app, there is no restriction on that. On the other side developer has now the power to change
the skin of these dialog windows which obviously might be a pro and a con.

> dialog
> ------
>                 Key: CB-4966
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: Plugin Dialogs
>         Environment: firefoxos
>            Reporter: Piotr Zalewa
> I started developing it - only the CSS is left - no idea how to conect it to main CSS
(is it needed?)

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