[whatwg] Fallback entries?

Christian Biesinger cbiesinger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 05:47:30 PDT 2008

Ah thanks. I missed the part of the spec.


On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 8:52 PM, Michael Nordman <michaeln at google.com> wrote:
> 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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