[whatwg] Offline Web Apps

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Sun Sep 9 22:37:43 PDT 2007

On 9/8/07, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> Given that you'd have to radically rewrite the app anyway to use an
> offline database instead of just using HTTP, why would we reuse the URI
> query syntax feature? It seems like it'd be better (from a consistency
> with existing specs point of view) to use the fragment identifer. No?

That's an option, but then you can't use the fragment identifier for its
scroll-to behaviour when you use it to pass parameters. Also, when
retrofitting an existing app, this requires changing the sources of links as
well as the destination pages.

"Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred
denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back,
so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
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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