[whatwg] Offline Web Apps
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 9 21:33:12 PDT 2007
On Fri, 14 Sep 2007, Aaron Boodman wrote:
> In order to offline-enable bugzilla, you would first need to turn it
> into an ajax-style application. Where you separate the UI template from
> the data.
> If you still want to keep the old URLs working, this basically means
> capturing (and periodically updating) every single possible entry point,
> even though they will all have the exact same content (the ui template).
> This doesn't seem reasonable to me.
You could probably do it with the fallback support now.
> > I think the problem here isn't necessarily just the query parameters
> > though. The problem is more that the application has an open-ended URI
> > space, and we want to capture the whole thing, without actually
> > downloading a near-infinite amount of data per user.
> > Another example would be flickr, where there are bazillions of images,
> > each with their own permalink. Those, though, aren't query parameters.
> That's true, this was a compromise for Gears. Perhaps what's needed is
> the concept of aliases. The developer could specify every possible
> address that could be used to access this application.
That's kinda what we have now.
> I still would think you would want some sort of simple pattern matching
> so you don't have to list every single bug separately, but it would also
> work for the flickr case you describe.
If by "pattern matching" you accept prefix matching, then that's what the
spec says. :-)
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