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The Definitive Guide to HTML5 by Adam Freeman

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C H A P T E R  40

Creating Offline Web Applications

The offline application cache feature lets us specify all of the resources that our web application requires, so that the browser can download them all when the HTML document is loaded. By doing this, we enable the user to continue to use our application even when they do not have network access.

At the time of writing, the support for the features in this chapter is exceptionally variable – I recommend you consider this chapter as a signpost for the direction that offline applications are generally following, rather than as a proscriptive reference. Table 40-1 provides the summary for this chapter.

Defining the Problem

To understand the kind of problem we can solve by creating an offline ...

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