Prism is a great little single site browser. It’s not as feature complete as something like Fluid, or NativeHost, but it wins on cross-platform compatibility, and the ability to create packages. That are distributable. Also for Macs, you can create self contained .app’s that you can just hand to someone and they can install it.
I was faced with a problem though, I am all about HTML5 Apps. In HTML5 App space, I want people to be able to write server-less apps. For Prism to work for this you need to be able to bundle your code with your app. For the life of me, I could not find the docs on this.
If you get so far as to look at webapp.ini you will see something like this
[Parameters] email@example.com name=Some Nice Videos To Watch uri=http://somenicevideostowatch.com icon=webapp status=false location=false sidebar=false navigation=false trayicon=false
the uri is the important part. Just for example I have a file system that looks like this.
Resources webapp index.html webapp.ini base base.js
I want to boot up the index.html that is local I started by trying to point to something like just path
uri=file:///Applications/Some\ Nice\ Videos\ To\ Watch.app/Contents/Resources/webapp/index.html
This works, but its not relative, this might work for every mac I install on, but what about environments? I started seeing things with a webapp:// protocol.
Nope, finally I just was looking at some example code, and saw this thing resource:// being bandied about.
This worked. I can even in my index.html point to relative files
Booyah, so now if you want you can load in jquery, or whatever, and you have a distributable webapp.