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Web Background Sync Community Group

Group closed on 2016-04-29.

This group is developing a specification to allow web apps to run tasks in the background. This includes running after the user has navigated away from the page, closed the browser, or the device has fallen asleep. We focus on preserving user privacy and resources while providing a useful and expressive API.

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This group is developing a specification to allow web apps to run tasks in the background. This includes running after the user has navigated away from the page, closed the browser, or the device has fallen asleep. We focus on preserving user privacy and resources while providing a useful and expressive API.


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-03-04 by Josh Karlin. The following people supported its creation: Josh Karlin, Mat Scales, Chris Wilson, Michael[tm] Smith, Olivier Thereaux. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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