Application Cache support will be removed

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The support for the Application Cache API (AppCache), deprecated since Firefox 44, will be removed in the future in favour of the Service Workers API that enables a richer offline experience. AppCache can still be used as a fallback for legacy browsers, but will be ignored anyway when a Service Worker is registered. Although there’s no specific timeline for removing the AppCache support from Firefox at this moment, it’s a good idea to start learning the new API from now. You can find various useful examples in the Service Worker Cookbook.

Update: The Service Worker API has been shipped with Firefox 44, so it’s now available on the Beta and Release channels as well.