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[whatwg] Offline Resources

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 21:24:07 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600706110224y1a0e1ee1ufa04682e04fbef90@mail.gmail.com>
*Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
*

> I think the
> Google Gears design for this works better than the Mozilla design,
> because it lets offline mode use all the same URIs as regular mode,
> so the offline support can be cleanly factored from the rest of the
> web app.
>
> It's not that bad, if your app avoids using URIs with protocol or domain
in them. As a proof of concept we modified Zimbra to use our API; we just
put its files into a JAR and things worked.

Having said that, it would certainly be nice to be able to get some kind of
consistency without JARs.

> I think we should discuss the right standards approach
> further, though I'm somewhat surprised that Mozilla hasn't brought
> their work so far to the standards process before now.
>
> Sorry ... first we wanted to get some experience with the API, then we
were busy. So do you have any comments on Dave's doc?

Rob
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have judged correctly," Jesus said. [Luke 7:41-43]
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