[whatwg] Cache Manifest: why have NETWORK?

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu Sep 24 01:43:57 PDT 2009

On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 20:09:03 +0200, Michael Nordman <michaeln at google.com>  
> For cases where you don't want to, or can't,  'fallback' on a cached
> resource.
> ex 1.
> http://server/get/realtime/results/from/the/outside/worldCreating a  
> fallback
> resource with a mock error or empty response is busy work.
> ex 2.
> http://server/change/some/state/on/server/side?id=x&newValue=y
> Ditto

You could fallback to a non-existing fallback or some such. But if it is  
really needed NETWORK should get priority over FALLBACK in my opinion (or  
at least the subset of NETWORK that is not a wildcard) so in cases like  

   / /fallback


... you do not get /fallback all the time.

Anne van Kesteren

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