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[whatwg] Offline Web Apps

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 18:54:27 -0700
Message-ID: <D517B65D-9B58-444D-AE19-8B1F1986D9CA@apple.com>

On Aug 23, 2007, at 6:42 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> Ok so here's my idea based on the existing ideas, the comments on  
> those
> ideas, and so forth. One of my main goals was keeping everything as  
> simple
> as possible.
> My proposal is that we add a new attribute to the <html> element,  
> which
> flags that the page is a Web app that wants to be pinned for offline
> execution and that when you next fetch the file or one of its  
> subresources
> while online, it should try to update all the subresources atomically.
>   <html application>
> This could either trigger the different behaviour automatically, or  
> only
> when requested by the user, or we could say this applies to any  
> page, but
> that the user must enable it, or we could provide an API which  
> triggers
> this for the page. I kind of like the explicit attribute, though.


> Comments?

I haven't read over the details but there seems to be an obvious  
showstopper problem: this won't work for web applications that consist  
of more than one page.

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