[sword-devel] HTML5 File API and SWORD modules
mcepl at redhat.com
Tue Jul 31 01:07:53 MST 2012
On 31/07/12 09:08, Stephan wrote:
> I'm thinking about to build a HTML5 frontend that works offline in a
> browser. I know that there were some discussions before about this
> topic, but I want to know if it is possible to read the sword modules
> with the HTML5 File API (http://www.w3.org/TR/FileAPI/)?
FileAPI reads from local storage (it is still covered by cross-origin
You mean FileReader and XMLHttp, right? See
> Converting the modules to JSON format may be also an option, although
> there is the 2.5/5MB size limit for localStorage / IndexDB, but it would
> be easier to read such files.
OTOH, it is apparently possible to store files (as type blob or file) in
IndexedDB without conversion to JSON
stores files locally (outside of JSON storage) and should have virtually
no limits on size.
Also series on http://www.nczonline.net/blog/tag/file-api/
> I already build an SWORD NPAPI plugin (32bit, linux only,
> http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg24393.html) to
> get my Bible App working in Chrome/Chromium, but I'm looking for a full
> offline web app and not a hybrid solution.
If you have anything to test, I am willing to help you to test it with
Firefox (I am using Nightly/Aurora branch, so we should be pretty close
in terms of capabilities) so that we don't have yet another proprietary
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