Bug 20760 - WebView DOM Exception 18 on API 16
Summary: WebView DOM Exception 18 on API 16
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: BCL Class Libraries ()
Version: 4.14.0
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Pryor
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-20 12:13 UTC by John Miller [MSFT]
Modified: 2014-06-23 14:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description John Miller [MSFT] 2014-06-20 12:13:36 UTC
## Overview: 

    The attached (private) sample project will load correctly on Android 4.4, but on Android 4.1.2 an exception is thrown:
"I/mono-stdout( 1758): Unhandled error: Uncaught Error: SECURITY_ERR: DOM Exception 18"

## Steps to Reproduce: 

    1. Run the sample project on an Android 4.1.2 (API 16) emulator.
    2. Run logcat to see the exception once the app finishes launching.

## Actual Results: 

    The apps WebView is blank and the exception is thrown.

## Expected Results: 

    WebView should display the same content as when running on Android 4.4

## Build Date & Platform: 

    Tested on XA 4.14 and XA 4.12.4

## Additional Information: 

    This looks similar to the bug reported here: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=16175
    This workaround did not work: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8390985/android-4-0-1-breaks-webview-html-5-local-storage
    It is theorized that the WebView might be ignoring the AllowFileAccessFromFileURLs and/or AllowUniversalAccessFromFileURLs settings (which are set to 'true' in the sample project) on API 16. The WebView may be treating the files it's loading as a cross-site resource.
Comment 4 Ram Chandra 2014-06-23 14:30:25 UTC
I have checked this issue and with the help of bug description and "Comment 1" I am able to reproduce this issue.

Steps to reproduce: 

1. Open the attached sample from "Commnet 1" on XS
2. Deploy the sample application on API 16 emulator.

When I deploy the attached sample on API 16 emulator I observed that emulator shows a blank screen and the adb logs contains the unhandled "DOM Exception 18" exception i.e. 

"Unhandled error: Uncaught Error: SECURITY_ERR: DOM Exception 18: url : file:///data/data/RavenHybridAndroid.RavenHybridAndroid/files/lib/Lawnchair-dom-adapter.js : at : 13".

I also observed that when I deploy the same application on device (4.4.2) application is working fine.

Screencast: http://www.screencast.com/t/NMk84pCKr20h

Adb logcat: https://gist.github.com/saurabh360/dd69f5ec1121fa5ab4e5

Environment Info:

Mac OS X 10.9.3
Xamarin Studio: 5.0.1 (build 3)
Xamarin.Android : 4.12.5 

Build Information 
Release ID: 500010003
Git revision: f94ee866936d25105704eb63728ad5a981eda0a4
Build date: 2014-06-04 12:19:12-04
Xamarin addins: 1a6044e8321ea07e03a56b5381951686c82fed8b