[sword-devel] HTML5 File API and SWORD modules

Matěj Cepl mcepl at redhat.com
Tue May 7 16:46:40 MST 2013

On 07/05/13 16:58, Stephan wrote:
> Another problem is (like mentioned before) how to store the module files
> in a browser. There is the FileSystem API, but it is Chrome-only.
> IndexedDB is implemented in Firefox, Chrome and IE10, but you can store
> file blobs only in Firefox and not in the other browsers. There is a
> FileSystem API wrapper for Firefox
> (https://github.com/ebidel/idb.filesystem.js) but with some limitations.
> What do you think about a HTML5/JS implemantion in general? How can we
> use as much as possible code of the current library so that we don't
> have to rewrite everything from scratch?

I have no opinions on Emscripten v. rewrite as my C++ knowledge is 
fairly limited (to say it mildly), but I am in the process of switching 
to Geeksphone Peak (Firefox OS phone) and so I am terribly interested in 
a possibility of having replacement for AndBible for it.

I can see that work on Chromium is still ongoing 
(https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108012), but I 
believe that at least for us friends of Firefox (and apparently 
IE10, which I am not) I would keep hope that this will get completely 
implemented. After all, one should write against standards 
(http://www.w3.org/TR/IndexedDB/#key-path-construct seems to indicate 
support for File should be standard) not against implementations, right?



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