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Beginner's Guide to Application Cache

Beginner's Guide to Application Cache
Introduction It's becoming increasingly important for web-based applications to be accessible offline. Yes, all browsers can cache pages and resources for long periods if told to do so, but the browser can kick individual items out of the cache at any point to make room for other things. HTML5 addresses some of the annoyances of being offline with the ApplicationCache interface. Using the cache interface gives your application three advantages: Offline browsing - users can navigate your full site when they're offline Speed - resources come straight from disk, no trip to the network. The Application Cache (or AppCache) allows a developer to specify which files the browser should cache and make available to offline users. The cache manifest file The cache manifest file is a simple text file that lists the resources the browser should cache for offline access. Referencing a manifest file To enable the application cache for an app, include the manifest attribute on the document's html tag:

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