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[whatwg] Caching offline Web applications

From: Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:49:35 -0700
Message-ID: <fa2eab050810221249u18208d54gcf904ad3c19ef43b@mail.gmail.com>
I haven't reviewed the new draft yet just a preliminary comment for now.

>> * intercept namespaces [new]
>> This form of namespace is not in the spec at present. This is a proposal to
>> add it. It is a heavily used feature of the Gears LocalServer. The basic
>> idea is to intercept requests into this namespace and satisfy them with a
>> cached 'namespace-handler'  without consulting the server.
>>
>> 2) Hijacking parameterized requests and returning a local resource
>> without incurring any network traffic.
>
> This isn't supported; the network is always consulted. But if the network
> request fails, then a fallback resource is used, though it cannot be
> generated on the fly.

Why? I had assumed this was a simple omission in the original draft. Can
you explain the rationale behind not having this feature? What am i missing?
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