PCWorld: Chrome OS's Secret Influence. Analysis: How do HTML5, and ChromeOS, work offline?

When Google gave the first demos of its ChromeOS-based PC this week, there were only a couple of mentions of the new feature that's going to have the greatest impact on Web-based apps, or Web access of any kind, really, during the next few years: offline storage.

HTTP and HTML, the core protocols of the Web, were designed to not store information between browsing sessions unless the user specifically arranged to do it.

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