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[whatwg] 5.7.6 The application cache selection algorithm

From: Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:07:57 -0800
Message-ID: <fa2eab050901291207g40b8aa50n6ed12b92237e2baa@mail.gmail.com>
>> > Note that the "document-is-markup" flag will likely go away, and be
>> > replaced by just checking to see if there is a manifest (as it was
>> > before).
>>
>
> The reason this particular thing might change is that I checked it in
> yesterday and this morning one of the Apple guys complained to me on IRC
> about it, pointing out it was a change from the earlier text and that he
> thought the earlier text made more sense. :-)

The behavior of HTML resources listed in the manifest but not having a
manifest= attribute would be very different if this change is adopted.
Unless somebody has learned something concrete from experience with
this system to indicate that this change is called for... probably
should be backed out.

I can imagine cases where this change would be difficult to deal with.
For example a static HTML page could not be incorporated into more
than one appcache. If you have a system that provides an appcache per
user (say by virtue of dynamically generated top level pages
containing manifest attributes), your only option would be to
dynamically generate all HTML resources within that cache to contain
the appropiate manifest attribute.
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2009 12:07:57 UTC

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