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Registered: ‎07-10-2013
My Device: Z10
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Problem with webworks.js

Ripple's console is always telling me that he can't found webworks.js, although webworks is there.


My code is:


<script type="text/javascript" src="local:///chrome/webworks.js"></script>


Posts: 64
Registered: ‎06-04-2012
My Device: Blackberry Z10
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Problem with webworks.js

When executing your app on the actual device, this line is needed to reference the webworks.js file located on the device. In the Ripple Emulator, this error can be ignored since it does not require this file, BUT it must be included in your code in order for your WebWorks app to call the BlackBerry APIs once your app is loaded on a device.

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Registered: ‎03-20-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha B, 2x Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: 3, Orange, Vodafone

Re: Problem with webworks.js

A nice clear answer that tells you nothing


Basically Ripple loads twice - this is where the error occurs


After load #1 it presumably mounts a VFS so it can access webworks.js then reloads itself (I can only summise how I'd do it)


If you look at some of the examples you'll see a hack to test for ripple


You need something like this...


document.addEventListener('webworksready', function(e) {
	// This is a hack for Ripple calling webworksready multiple times
	if (rippleLoaded) return;
	rippleLoaded = true;



You need to set rippleLoaded to false in your main JS before this can possibly be called


This fixes everything


[Moan time]


BBs documentation on stuff like this is REALLY bad - you think that was hard, try doing HTML5 filesystem (not fun)





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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-10-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Blackberry

Re: Problem with webworks.js

Thanks a lot!