[whatwg] Fallback entries?

Michael Nordman michaeln at google.com
Tue Sep 23 11:52:39 PDT 2008

A fallback entry is paired with a url namespace. The fallback resource is
cached at manifest update time. If a request that matches the namespace
results in a server or network error, the fallback resource is returned in
its place. In the current draft of the spec, this is mired together with
'opportunistic caching', such that if the request were to succeed the
response would be cached for later use. There is a proposal to decouple the
'fallback' behavior from the 'autocaching' behevior.
Hope this helps.

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Christian Biesinger
<cbiesinger at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I was reading
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/offline.html
> today and got a question about it... how exactly are fallback entries
> working? I can't quite find a part of the spec that describes that. Or
> even what they really are.
> Thanks,
> -christian
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