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RE: ACTION-23 - Draft a proposal to drop online events from HTML5

From: Gholkar, Vidhya, Vodafone Group <Vidhya.Gholkar@vodafone.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:57:31 +0000
To: "public-coremob@w3.org" <public-coremob@w3.org>
Message-ID: <59D61334DEE3624CBCE18016720E053455E92047@VOEXM02W.internal.vodafone.com>
On 08/28/2012 11:01 AM, James Graham wrote:

> FWIW I recommend just writing an email to whatwg@whatwg.org [1] or filing
> a bug on the HTML spec clearly describing the problem with the online event.
> I doubt that phrasing it in terms of a "CG resolution"
> will have any impact at all; the important thing is that the relevant facts are
> presented. In this case the relevant facts seem to be that the event is
> inherently unreliable for detecting whether the browser is online or not, and
> so it can't be used to fulfil use cases that depend on that. If you have use
> cases where knowing that the browser is for-sure offline even if you don't
> know if it is for-sure online would be good enough, present those and then
> suggest an offline event as a possible solution.
> 

Yes, agreed. 
Received on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 12:58:07 UTC

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