[whatwg] Caching offline Web applications

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 22 18:49:31 PST 2009

On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Michael Nordman wrote:
> Thnx for the response Ian, much better than months of thundering 
> silence.

Sorry about that; the appcache feature was on the back burner for a few 
months as I tried to get through the pile of old feedback.

> I'm not yet sure we've come up with solutions that will stand the test 
> of time and merit inclusion in a spec either. Having said that, what is 
> spec'd for AppCache does hang together fairly well. What's there is 
> necessary and useful, but alas... insufficient. Its interesting to see 
> how this functionality has gotten stripped down to the bone, and I'm 
> looking forward to see how it gets built back up to something that is of 
> broader practical use. I seriously doubt if gears customers could 
> actually drop gears and use the HTML5 system as spec'd instead.

I agree that what we have isn't yet enough for everyone. Hopefully we'll 
be able to move on to adding these features sooner rather than later.

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