Dojo Offline Toolkit

Posted on Wed 03 January 2007
Brad Neuberg annouces the Dojo Offline Toolkit, that aims to allow web applications to work offline.

The solution is truly brillant: it's based on a local HTTP proxy and the Proxy Auto Configuration. A web application wanting to enter offline mode instructs the local proxy to add its domain to the PAC, thereby triggering caching of its resources. The application also has to make use of the Dojo storage API to keep its working data while offline.

As with most of the technologies involved in Ajax, nothing new here since the proxy autoconfig has been there for more than 10 years! The true novelty of Ajax is the clever use of all these old things together.



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