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[whatwg] Gears design goals

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 10:34:16 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600706291534x5b610a9ema1ff8d20acb3ee92@mail.gmail.com>
On 6/30/07, Andy Palay <ajpalay at google.com> wrote:
> So I don't know why one would want to maintain atomicity at the domain
> level as opposed to the application level. When I run an application I want
> to make sure I get the latest version of the application. Not sure why it
> would mean that I want to make sure that I update all the applications from
> that domain.

Simplicity, mainly. Scoping updates (and the offlineResources list) to the
domain level means we don't have to define a new abstraction that delimits
application boundaries. And it lets us avoid any issues with partially
overlapping applications.

"Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred
denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back,
so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." "You
have judged correctly," Jesus said. [Luke 7:41-43]
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