[Sugar-devel] Keep offline for Browse (offline bookmarks)

Lucian Branescu lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 07:36:48 EST 2009

I've actually implemented the full-blown web app part (it's called
Site Specific Browser) for Browse as part of GSoC. The offline bit can
be done either with LocalStorage (html5, but it's been around since
Firefox 2.0) or Gears. So new offline-able web apps can target html5,
existing web apps already use Gears (which needs more work for

The other features are more invasive so I'm trying to make individual
patches for each of them. This is the first one because it's the most
useful on its own and it's been requested for a long time.

2009/11/10 Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Lucian Branescu
> <lucian.branescu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Besides being able to save pages for offline use, this patch will also
> Question on this track (perhaps OT)... do the "HTML5" specs have
> something in this regard?
> IIRC (from an in-depth reading done 3 months ago) the "offline"
> extensions have a simple facility (that looks a lot like what you're
> working on) as well as the full blown show of offline webapps that
> Gmail uses.
> If it's done in an HTML5 compatible way, love will spread and ponies
> will prance in the prairies... Browse.xo users will be able to take
> advantage of any website that DTRT, and any Moodle enhancements I make
> to support this will be mergeable upstream...
> :-)
> m
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