On Feb 17, 2014 8:02 PM, "Maciej Stachowiak" <m...@apple.com> wrote:
> On Feb 16, 2014, at 2:16 AM, Marcos Caceres <mar...@marcosc.com> wrote:
>> On Sunday, February 16, 2014, Alex Russell <slightly...@google.com>
>>> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 5:56 AM, Marcos Caceres <w...@marcosc.com> wrote:
>>>> tl;dr: I strongly agree (and data below shows) that installable web
apps without offline capabilities are essentially useless.
>>>> Things currently specified in the manifest are supposed to help make
these apps less useless (as I said in the original email, they by no means
give us "the dream" of installable web apps, just one little step closer) -
even if we had SW tomorrow, we would still need orientation, display mode,
start URL, etc.
>>>> So yes, SW and manifest will converge... questions for us to decide on
is when? And if appcache can see us through this transitional period to
having SW support in browsers? I believe we can initially standardize a
limited set of functionality, while we continue to wait for SW to come into
fruition which could take another year or two.
>>> SW will becoming to chrome ASAP. We're actively implementing. Jonas or
Nikhil can probably provide more Mozilla context.
>> I'm also interested in the WebKit and Microsoft context. I just don't
know who to ask there. Have their been any public signals of their level of
interest in SW?
> In general I think it's a good idea and I bet many other WebKit folks do
too. We haven't yet had a chance to review thoroughly but I expect we'll
like the general principles. I personally would like to see it become an
official draft of the Working Group if it isn't already (the Publication
Status page implies not, but perhaps I have missed something). If it is
being actively implemented, it would be great to publish it as a Working
Draft also, so we can get the IPR disclosures out of the way.
> Regards,
> Maciej

Great to hear that. The standard track document is being drafted here. [1]
It'll be nicer if WebKit folks have a chance to review the ongoing work [2]
and join the iteration at this time.

[2] https://github.com/slightlyoff/ServiceWorker

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