Jonathan is unfortunately not with the company anymore so I wanted to
follow-up and clarify our current timeline for disabling appcache.
It is my intention to land bug 1619673  in Firefox 77 and let it ride
We would keep the pref off in 78 because that's an ESR
I spoke to some folks who work on Chrome and they suggested because of
their larger usage numbers there wasn't a concrete timeline that they were
working towards, however they think there is an active plan to exchange
appcache for service worker on some Google products they have which will
It's been a long time coming :) Do you know if Chrome plans to drop
On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 5:01 PM Jonathan Kingston wrote:
> The design of AppCache brings many problems to the web platform from a
> performance and security perspective. Service workers have long solved the
The design of AppCache brings many problems to the web platform from a
performance and security perspective. Service workers have long solved the
same use cases as AppCache.
Removal of this code would bring a large reduction of code and complexity
that is largely unmaintained.
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