[whatwg] Offline Web Apps
mjs at apple.com
Thu Aug 23 18:54:27 PDT 2007
On Aug 23, 2007, at 6:42 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> Ok so here's my idea based on the existing ideas, the comments on
> ideas, and so forth. One of my main goals was keeping everything as
> as possible.
> My proposal is that we add a new attribute to the <html> element,
> flags that the page is a Web app that wants to be pinned for offline
> execution and that when you next fetch the file or one of its
> while online, it should try to update all the subresources atomically.
> <html application>
> This could either trigger the different behaviour automatically, or
> when requested by the user, or we could say this applies to any
> page, but
> that the user must enable it, or we could provide an API which
> this for the page. I kind of like the explicit attribute, though.
I haven't read over the details but there seems to be an obvious
showstopper problem: this won't work for web applications that consist
of more than one page.
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