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Re: [whatwg] Any plan for a TIMEOUT section on appcache manifests ?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:36:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: Nicolas Froidure <froidure_nicolas@yahoo.fr>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1404302235410.30416@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On Tue, 18 Dec 2012, Nicolas Froidure wrote:
> 
> I'm using the appcache since it's adoption on major browsers and i think 
> it lacks of a section to specify fallbacks with a specific timeout in 
> order to avoid slow networks to damage user experience. To me this is 
> the main issue still remaining in order to have the same experience than 
> installed apps.
> 
> It could take the form of a section like this (with a 2 seconds timeout):
> TIMEOUT 2:
> onlineres.html fallbackres.html
> 
> Or maybe be done with the connection types :
> BANDWIDTH EDGE:
> onlineres.html fallbackres.html
>     ...
> 
> Is it planned to have some similar mechanism ?

Isn't this something browsers should just implement themselves? It's not 
clear to me how an author is supposed to know what timeout to give.

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