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[Bug 14702] appcache: always up-to-date applications

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--- Comment #14 from Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com> 2011-11-12 01:01:50 UTC ---
As to HTTP caches, there are several issues that are addressed by the
application cache:

* HTTP caches are not atomic, which means that individual assets or pages can
be evicted separately from each other. This is very important behavior for
offline web sites.
* Browsers are not required to serve pages offline that are in HTTP caches, and
their current behavior is unreliable and spotty from a user perspective.
Efforts to specify this behavior more rigorously would probably be more work
(and less in scope) than the proposed improvement to app cache.

Application cache provides a way to tell the user agent that a series of assets
should be inserted in the cache together, evicted rarely and atomically, and
served when offline. The use-case for this feature takes advantage of all of
those improvements over normal HTTP caching semantics.

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