[whatwg] Appcache feedback (various threads)

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Mon Jan 31 15:36:49 PST 2011

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 6:28 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Aug 2010, David John Burrowes wrote:
> >
> > I can understand wanting to do things right, in terms of using
> > Content-Type for the file.  I can also attest that it can be a royal
> > pain to diagnose when this is set wrong.  I wonder it it would make
> > sense to have a recommended file extension for the manifest (e.g.
> > "cachemanifest" so "myapp.cachemanifest"). (maybe "manifest" is a fine
> > extension, as implied in the spec.  It seems a bit generic of a name to
> > me, though). This way, web server developers could add this into their
> > default configurations.
> The spec's text/cache-manifest registration suggests "manifest".

That's far too generic for servers to default to mapping *.manifest to
text/cache-manifest.  For example, Windows uses *.manifest for SxS assembly

Glenn Maynard

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