[whatwg] Offline Web Apps

Aaron Boodman aa at google.com
Mon Sep 10 14:26:48 PDT 2007

On Sep 10, 2007 2:21 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> 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
> case.

You can share the UI code for normal web apps with local-mode ones if
you have a clean separation between the server and the UI. In fact, I
think it will be common to want to do this. Bookmarks and URLs from
the online app should work with the offline one and vice versa.

- a

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