[whatwg] Offline Web Apps

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu Sep 13 09:05:44 PDT 2007

On Thu, 13 Sep 2007 17:30:02 +0200, Aaron Boodman <aa at google.com> wrote:
> On Sep 13, 2007 4:44 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com> wrote:
> I feel like me and the other querystringers are missing some critical
> detail that would make omitting querystring support work. So here is
> how I see it. Please tell me what is missing.
> The bugzilla scenario is a good one. Someone wants to offline-enable
> bugzilla. They could rewrite bugzilla to use fragment identifiers
> instead of querystrings, but then bug shortcuts on the web would not
> work with the offline-enabled application. They couldn't really cache
> all possible pages (there are lots of bugs, and that would be really
> inefficient). I suppose you could have each bug page be a separate
> application, and cache each one as it is viewed online, but this is
> really wasteful, and more importantly, bug shortcuts won't work
> offline unless you have previously visited them.

Ok, so you download all the bugzilla data into an offline database and  
based on querystring requests you get that data out of the database and  
run it through the show_bug template. I suppose that makes some sense.

Maybe there should be a way for an application to register which URIs it  
can handle in offline context and which file will handle them? (This would  
also make it work if an application was set up to not use query strings.)  
This does increase the likelyhood you get two "separate" applications  
though and that's not very nice.

Anne van Kesteren

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