Chapter 10. Offline web applications

This chapter covers

  • Building a stable offline web application
  • Synchronizing to a server in occasionally connected applications
  • Understanding the constraints of building offline web applications

On a recent trip to visit family, I, Jim Jackson, had an opportunity to watch my nephew playing games and surfing the web on his iPod. I talked to him a little about modern web design and showed him a few sites with some interesting new features. Later, while in the car, I asked him to go back to one of the sites we had visited together. To his amazement, the site still worked!

Not having a background in software development, his was a pretty typical reaction to an HTML5 offline application. The idea that you ...

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