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Bug 9695 - appcache: API to opt-in to appcache mode after page load (essentially adding a manifest later, to allow a page to have "go offline" UI)
Summary: appcache: API to opt-in to appcache mode after page load (essentially adding ...
Alias: None
Product: WHATWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 enhancement
Target Milestone: Unsorted
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-05-09 18:45 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2014-09-05 18:13 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description contributor 2010-05-09 18:45:13 UTC

Maybe there could be a function to specify a cache manifest in the API so that
instead of the application asking for offline storage when the page loads,
some JavaScript can be used to request storage when the user clicks on a "Use
Offline Mode" link.

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Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-08-24 22:29:21 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: If it turns out that people do this (rather than browsers just granting some space automatically without prompting the user) then we can add such a feature, sure. But we should wait to find out how people use it first.
Comment 2 Michael[tm] Smith 2013-01-24 07:29:03 UTC
This bug was cloned to create HTML WG bug 19029.
Comment 3 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2013-03-19 22:44:13 UTC
How did this end up being implemented? Does using manifest="" prompt for quota?
Comment 4 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2014-07-25 21:26:43 UTC
Looks like it doesn't prompt for quota. I think this is probably something we should punt on, leaving it to Service Workers to deal with.