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[whatwg] Gears design goals

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 12:25:32 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600706291725h40f89315l184d24716f75d0e9@mail.gmail.com>
On 6/30/07, Aaron Boodman <aa at google.com> wrote:
>
> On 6/29/07, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
> > On 6/30/07, Aaron Boodman <aa at google.com> wrote:
> > > I think as you tried more and more languages, you'd get more resources
> > > associated with the domain. And so the number of resources that would
> > > need to get revalidated on each view of the app would get larger.
> >
> > I don't think so --- just serve a manifest for each user that lists the
> > resources for that user's language only. Is there a problem with that
> I'm
> > not seeing?
>
> Manifest? I thought we were talking about the Mozilla proposal.


I mentioned earlier that to get consistent updates without JARs, we have to
add manifest support. Dave is working on it. I think he's following the
Gears manifest format. Speak up Dave :-)

If you visit http://a.com and it serves you a page linking to:
> base.js
> en/1.html
>
> And then later you come back and it serves you a page linking to:
> base.js
> fr/1.html
>
> You have to revalidate all three files, right? You don't know whether
> en/1.html depends on base.js.


You mean the other way around?

In this case http://a.com would have to list all resources used by the
application. If en/1.html is no longer listed, it is not used by the
application (i.e. not used by base.js) and will not be revalidated.

Rob
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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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