[whatwg] Installable web apps

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Tue Jun 8 10:47:43 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 4:17 AM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
> "Aaron Boodman (劉)" <aa at google.com> wrote:
>> If we add paths to the mix, we can do this. Applications on the same
>> origin can circumvent it if they want, but why would they? SOP
>> already
>> guarantees that apps on the same origin are friendly and cooperate
>> with each other. That doesn't mean it isn't useful for the UA to know
>> which one is which.
> I have to wonder why Google needs the browser team to solve this instead of having the Reader team relocate their stuff to reader.google.com (like maps.google.com is located already).

Last time I asked about this, the answer I got was that there were
performance and branding considerations around whether to host an app
on www or on a dedicated subdomain.  For security, putting each app on
a separate subdomain is a win.


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