[whatwg] Splash screen proposal for web apps ?
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 1 08:58:13 PDT 2013
On Thu, 1 Aug 2013, Laurent Perez wrote:
> The use case is to show a "please wait, loading..." message until all
> resources of an index page (js, css, html, images, fonts) are
> downloaded. When the message dismisses, the index page is ready for a
> non-blocking UI navigation since js was already loaded.
> We plan to implement it in our own user agent, and I was wondering if I
> should go the Apple meta way or use the w3c widgets spec and use a
> webapp descriptor. I know the widgets spec has been implemented by some
> (Opera, Phonegap to describe an hybrid application), I was wondering if
> work was still going on on the splash proposal.
Why not model applications around the same model as used by G+, where the
"splash" is the application itself, just in a non-interactive state?
If you can download the splash graphic, you can almost certainly download
enough of the app to just show it.
Basically, I think you should view as splash screens as much the same way
as "installation" -- bugs from a legacy world that we should work hard to
avoid reintroducing into the Web platform.
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