[whatwg] Caching offline Web applications

Michael Nordman michaeln at google.com
Wed Oct 22 12:49:35 PDT 2008

I haven't reviewed the new draft yet just a preliminary comment for now.

>> * intercept namespaces [new]
>> This form of namespace is not in the spec at present. This is a proposal to
>> add it. It is a heavily used feature of the Gears LocalServer. The basic
>> idea is to intercept requests into this namespace and satisfy them with a
>> cached 'namespace-handler'  without consulting the server.
>> 2) Hijacking parameterized requests and returning a local resource
>> without incurring any network traffic.
> This isn't supported; the network is always consulted. But if the network
> request fails, then a fallback resource is used, though it cannot be
> generated on the fly.

Why? I had assumed this was a simple omission in the original draft. Can
you explain the rationale behind not having this feature? What am i missing?

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