Situations of interrupted work caused by accidental loss of connectivity or by intentional offline work are very frequent. Concerned by the negative effects of interruptions in users’ activities, we are investigating a new approach for the design and development of Web applications resilient to interruptions. In order to help users to recover from interruptions whilst navigating Web sites we propose a model-based approach that combines explicit representation of end-user navigation, local information storage (i.e. Web browser caching mechanism) and polices for client-side adaptation of Web sites.
One of the key elements of our approach is the automatic generation of HTML. This HTML code includes specific attributes for adapting Web pages to cope with offline navigation.
Our aim is to discuss the use of such us attributes and / or the inclusion of new HTML elements within the standard for supporting offline interaction with web sites resilient to interruptions.
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