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From Tom Brückner (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CB-9485) processOpenURL shortens long URLs with ellipsis
Date Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:50:45 GMT


Tom Brückner updated CB-9485:
    Labels: processOpenURL  (was: ios)

> processOpenURL shortens long URLs with ellipsis
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-9485
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: iOS
>    Affects Versions: 3.7.0
>         Environment: iOS
>            Reporter: Tom Brückner
>              Labels: processOpenURL
> I'm building a hybrid app and wanted to use the openProcessURL() mechanism to transfer
data from the native side to the webapp. The data consists of a rather large string.
> Here I noticed, that this URL will get shortened using an ellipsis (...) and thus not
transfered correctly to the webapp.
> I tracked the problem down to its root cause. The problem is that NSURL automatically
shortens URLs if you are just converting it into a string. This "feature" is also described
> Cordova iOS uses this kind of direct string conversion before the URL is handed over
to the native side. In Cordova 3.7.0 (which I'm using), this happens in CDVViewController.m
(processOpenURL). In the latest Cordova development branch, the same happens in CDVHandleOpenURL.m
> In both cases, the errorneous conversion / shortening is a side-effect of the call to
[NSString stringWithFormat], where the NSURL is handed over as a string. This causes ellipsis
> As described in the stack overflow question linked above, the problem does not occur
if the parts of the URL (e.g. the path or the query) are converted seperately, and I can confirm
> To fix the problem, you can replace
> NSString* jsString = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"if (typeof handleOpenURL === 'function')
{ handleOpenURL(\"%@\");}", url];
> with
> NSString* jsString = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"if (typeof handleOpenURL === 'function')
{ handleOpenURL(\"%@\");}", url.absoluteString];
> The .absoluteString retrieves the unaltered URL, this patch worked for me.

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