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    Default Cascades Webview with reader mode?

    Anyone been able to enable the RIM reader mode from within an app, more specifically from within the webview control?
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    i heard there is a work around but i haven't seen any actual code for it yet.
    Id love to get it also for my app some of the webpages don't load as nice as they could.
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    What may work is to invoke the browser as a card.

    "Reader mode" is a browser feature, not part of the native HTML stack (or I'm pretty sure it isn't, anyway)
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    Default Re: Cascades Webview with reader mode?

    I've seen snippets of code that remove the chrome from the window but that isn't the same with the text capabilites etc.
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    Thunderbuck is correct, "reader" mode is not a property of the WebView, but something they implemented on top of it in the browser. You'd have to reproduce it from scratch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter9477 View Post
    Thunderbuck is correct, "reader" mode is not a property of the WebView, but something they implemented on top of it in the browser. You'd have to reproduce it from scratch...
    that is well beyond my pay grade. I wonder if it is something that RIM can release, perhaps a sample. Or even integrate into the webview in a future SDK release.
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    As I say, invoke the browser as a card and it would appear to the user to be within the app. Don't know for sure that it would bring Reader Mode, but I believe all browser features come over with the card.

    I've got my own browser invocation issue I'm struggling with, but I'll try this out to confirm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbuck View Post
    As I say, invoke the browser as a card and it would appear to the user to be within the app. Don't know for sure that it would bring Reader Mode, but I believe all browser features come over with the card.

    I've got my own browser invocation issue I'm struggling with, but I'll try this out to confirm.
    I guess a bound invocation would be invisible to the user right? I have only used unbound before, and it prompts for a selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbuck View Post
    As I say, invoke the browser as a card and it would appear to the user to be within the app. Don't know for sure that it would bring Reader Mode, but I believe all browser features come over with the card.

    I've got my own browser invocation issue I'm struggling with, but I'll try this out to confirm.
    In a webinar they said that the browser could not be invoked as a card, has that changed.
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    I don't think the invoknig a card is the way to go RIM needs to add this as a feature we can use just like refresh and forward and back in browser options.
    should be a seamless as possible.
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    I've never seen a way to invoke the Browser as a card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice View Post
    I guess a bound invocation would be invisible to the user right? I have only used unbound before, and it prompts for a selection.
    Bound invocation is definitely seamless. However, if it can't be invoked as a card the transition is still pretty obvious.
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    Default Re: Cascades Webview with reader mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbuck View Post
    Bound invocation is definitely seamless. However, if it can't be invoked as a card the transition is still pretty obvious.
    So no way for reader mode within an app, at least at this time. I'll have to push to the browser then. Thanks all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice View Post
    So no way for reader mode within an app, at least at this time. I'll have to push to the browser then. Thanks all!
    Sorry. I've actually got a project where this would come in handy, too. Now debating whether I want to push to a browser or add in another page with a WebView.

    EDIT: just to add to that, it looks like the reason you can't invoke the browser as a card is that the browser does not EXPOSE a card to invoke. If anyone's writing an alternate browser, this could be an interesting opportunity...
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    Wonder what the chances are of RIM opening up some of the source for the BB10 browser? You could just lift the reader code if they were to do that. Actually, since the entire browser front end if HTML/CSS/JS anyway, maybe you could just pull the source code right out of the OS files...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo007 View Post
    Wonder what the chances are of RIM opening up some of the source for the BB10 browser? You could just lift the reader code if they were to do that. Actually, since the entire browser front end if HTML/CSS/JS anyway, maybe you could just pull the source code right out of the OS files...
    At its core, Reader Mode is essentially one huge regex thing to pull the text out.

    As it stands now, I'm just thrilled I finally got WebView working on a sheet so I can build my little newsreader thingie I've been working on. Refining it into Reader View might be a subsequent step.

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