[whatwg] Application Cache for on-line sites
michaeln at chromium.org
Mon Dec 20 12:56:34 PST 2010
This type of request (see forwarded message below) to utilize the
application cache for subresource loads into documents that are not stored
in the cache has come up several times now. The current feature set is very
focused on the "offline" use case. Is it worth making additions such that a
document that loads from a server can utilize the resources in an appcache?
Today we have <html manifest="manifestFile">, which adds the document
containing this tag to the appcache and associates that doc with that
appcache such that subresource loads hit the appcache.
Not a complete proposal, but...
What if we had something along the lines of <html
useManifest=''manifestFile">, which would do the association of the doc with
the appcache (so subresources loads hit the cache) but not add the document
to the cache?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: UVL <andrea.doimo at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 1:35 PM
Subject: [chromium-html5] Application Cache for on-line sites
To: Chromium HTML5 <chromium-html5 at chromium.org>
I tried to use the HTML5 Application Cache to improve the performances
of on-line sites (all the tutorials on the web write only about usage
with off-line apps)
I created the manifest listing all the js, css and images, and the
performances were really exciting, until I found that even the page
HTML was cached, despite it was not listed in the manifest. The pages
of the site are in PHP, so I don't want them to be cached.
"Authors are encouraged to include the main page in the manifest also,
but in practice the page that referenced the manifest is automatically
cached even if it isn't explicitly mentioned."
Is there a way to have this automating caching disabled?
Note: I know that caching can be controlled via HTTP headers, but I
just wanted to try this way as it looks quite reliable, clean and
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Chromium HTML5" group.
To post to this group, send email to chromium-html5 at chromium.org.
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
chromium-html5+unsubscribe at chromium.org<chromium-html5%2Bunsubscribe at chromium.org>
For more options, visit this group at
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the whatwg