[whatwg] Application deployment

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Tue Jul 29 11:13:56 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 5:59 AM, Russell Leggett
<russell.leggett at gmail.com>wrote:

> Yes, the one major hang up that I foresee is how a browser should handle
> asynchronous loading. How would it know the contents of the archive before
> it loaded the archive so it did not try to load the same files directly? The
> simple answer would be to load the archive(s) synchronously.

That is a performance killer.

As for references in a different tab, if the separate tab/document did not
> reference the zip archive first, it would operate as normal. It would check
> the cache and then attempt to load. If the zip had been loaded from the
> first page already, the file would be present in the cache, and if not, then
> the browser would attempt to retrieve it from the server.

So you get nondeterministic load behaviour anyway. This is not good.

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the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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