[whatwg] Offline Web Apps

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Sep 10 14:21:22 PDT 2007

On Mon, 10 Sep 2007, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On 9/10/07, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> >
> > Why wouldn't you just offline-cache the
> >    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=389437
> > ...file?
> I might be storing its data in a local database so I can make changes to 
> it locally while I'm offline.

I still don't understand how you see this working using the same codebase 
both online and offline. The model I'm proposing basically relies on the 
app being an offline app, except that while you're online the offline app 
is talking to the server to keep its database updated and the server 
updated with the user's changes. What you're describing seems like it 
would require a different set of code for the offline case than the online 

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