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RE: Remove Application Cache from HTML5.1

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 21:16:23 +0100
To: <tink@tink.uk>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <95f101d1b6c2$51a36b30$f4ea4190$@tink.uk>
Reminder that this CFC closes tomorrow (26th May). Thanks.

Léonie on behalf of the WP chairs and team.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Léonie Watson [mailto:tink@tink.uk]
> Sent: 19 May 2016 07:15
> To: public-html@w3.org
> Subject: CFC: Remove Application Cache from HTML5.1
> 
> Hello,
> 
> The WP chairs and HTML editors propose removing Application Cache from
> the
> HTML5.1 specification.
> 
> 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.
> 
> The rationale for:
> 
> 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.
> 
> 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.
> 
> 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.
> 
> The rationale against:
> 
> 1. Web browsers will need to support App Cache for some time to come.
> 
> 2. W3C should continue to define how App Cache implementation evolves
> and fits in with new work.
> 
> Léonie on behalf of the WP chairs and HTML editors.
> 
> --
> @LeonieWatson tink.uk Carpe diem
> 
> 
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