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Re: Remove Application Cache from HTML5.1

From: Alex Danilo <adanilo@chromium.org>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 10:29:51 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGdNekRGt0_wA=0w8G=reVNW=K=t=p4i4FpYHEGB6iwi_wzV2Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Travis Leithead <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>
Cc: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
+1 for removal.

Alex

On 19 May 2016 at 08:37, Travis Leithead <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>
wrote:

> +1 for removing it.
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> *From: *Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
> *Sent: *Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:17 PM
> *To: *public-html@w3.org
> *Subject: *CFC: Remove Application Cache from HTML5.1
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> Hello,
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> The WP chairs and HTML editors propose removing Application Cache from the
> HTML5.1 specification.
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> This is a CFC to adopt this proposal to remove App Cache from HTML5.1 and
> subsequent versions of HTML. If you have comments or concerns, please send
> them to public-html@w3.org no later than 26th May 2016. Positive responses
> are preferred and encouraged, but silence will be taken as agreement with
> the proposal.
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> The rationale for:
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> 1. App Cache does not do what developers expect, and although it has
> multiple current implementations, browsers are turning to Service Worker as
> a more useful solution for offline caching and resource management.
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> 2. The definition of App Cache will remain (unchanged) in HTML5, and
> browser
> vendors are unlikely to devote time and effort refining App Cache in future
> versions of HTML.
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> 3. Removing App Cache from HTML5.1 will help developers avoid adopting a
> technology that is no longer being improved or enhanced, whilst leaving the
> HTML5 definition as the de facto specification for agents wishing to
> maintain compatibility.
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> The rationale against:
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> 1. Web browsers will need to support App Cache for some time to come.
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> 2. W3C should continue to define how App Cache implementation evolves and
> fits in with new work.
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> Léonie on behalf of the WP chairs and HTML editors.
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> @LeonieWatson tink.uk Carpe diem
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