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RE: Making offline apps easier?

From: <arnaud.braud@orange.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:52:08 +0000
To: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
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Some comments inline,

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Charles McCathie Nevile [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru]
> Envoyé : lundi 12 novembre 2012 17:11
> À : public-webapps WG
> Objet : Making offline apps easier?
> Hi folks
> We have a handful of things that could be on our plate here.
> 1. Appcache.
> Yeah, we know. But if nobody makes a proposal, nothing will get better.
> (There is also a "fixing-appcache" community group taht might come here
> with proposals).
> 2. Offline apps breakout at TPAC
> http://www.w3.org/wiki/TPAC2012/Offline_Apps Ashok Malhotra (Oracle,
> who aren't webapps members), ran a session. Where we agreed to divide
> the thoughts into "the app shell" and "the app data" - either of which
> could be brought from offline, or online, independently. Plus I made a
> half-page note about different ways of having apps offline 3. File APIs.
> The plain File reader seems almost done. Still. There are apparently
> people interested in a File System (Opera implemented one for Opera
> Unite, Chrome and Yandex have one, and there are discussions about
> making a simpler one).
> 4. Databases
> IndexedDB seems to be getting traction across all platforms. Unlike at
> the face to face, when literally nobody spoke in favour of WebSQL,
> there are people who think it is worthwhile. At the same time Ashok has
> been hinting at using something more seriously SQL to help with issues
> like synch (which always seems like it won't be that hard, but never
> actually works entirely properly after all).
> 5. Widgets and packaged apps
> There is the "official" widget stack. At the face to face the only
> people who spoke up in favour of keeping this alive and connected to
> other app systems were Zynga. There is the Mozilla proposal for apps
> packaged with a JSON manifest, and Yandex has the same functionality
> but probably slightly different syntax for the JS. And there may be
> others...

I'd also add a 
6) Zip Archive : which was discussed at last TPAC.

It might be worth trying to flatten our use cases and see where we have huge gaps and avoid running too many specs for one given use case.

> cheers
> Chaals
> --
> Charles McCathie Nevile - Consultant (web standards) CTO Office, Yandex
>          chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com


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