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If you want to view a website, you need to connect to
the Internet. Everybody knows that by now. So why a
chapter about offline applications? The very notion
seems so last century. After all, didn't web applications
overthrow several generations of offline, desktop applic-
ations on their way to conquering the world? And there
are plenty of tasks—from following the latest Charlie
Sheen sightings to ordering a new office chair—that just
wouldn't be possible without a live, real-time connection.
But remember, even web applications aren't meant to
stay permanently online. Instead, they're designed to
keep working during occasional periods of downtime
when a computer loses its network connection. In other
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