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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-14188) Callback to decide whether to open link or not.
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2018 08:38:00 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on CB-14188:

janpio commented on issue #276: CB-14188: WIP Add beforeload event, catching navigation before
it happens
   Yep, you are unfortunately hitting this:

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> Callback to decide whether to open link or not.
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-14188
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: cordova-plugin-inappbrowser
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0
>            Reporter: wvengen
>            Priority: Major
> Several times I've found myself wanting to tell inAppBrowser whether it can open a link
in the embedded webview or using the system web browser. It would be great if there's a callback
_before_ loading a page (loadstart is too late there), where I can tell inAppBrowser to load
the page or not.
> CB-14013 introduced AllowedSchemes, but excluded the use of http and https. -It would
be useful to allow intercepting http and https links, e.g. to decide whether to open the link
in the system web browser or not.- At first I thought this mechanism could be used, but because
of the asynchronous nature of Cordova callbacks, this didn't work out, and I added a beforeload
callback. See comment for an example.
> I've submitted a PR -(my approach would be to generate a regexp based on AllowedSchemes
and match the URL on that, instead of the current if logic)-.

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