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Pro HTML5 Programming: Powerful APIs for Richer Internet Application Development by Frank Salim, Brian Albers, Peter Lubbers

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Chapter 10. Creating HTML5 Offline Web Applications

In this chapter, we will explore what you can do with offline HTML5 applications. HTML5 applications do not necessarily require constant access to the network, and loading cached resources can now be more flexibly controlled by developers.

Overview of HTML5 Offline Web Applications

The first, and most obvious, reason to use the application cache is offline support. In the age of universal connectivity, offline applications are still desirable. What do you do when you do not have a network connection? Before you say the days of intermittent connectivity are over, consider the following:

  • Do all of the flights you take have onboard Wi-Fi?

  • Do you have perfect signal coverage on your mobile Internet device ...

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