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Discussion on: Can you please refresh (Or how we version our Single-Page Application)

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Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen • Edited on

I see. What about this issue, how are you going to handle that?

Without service workers, users can load one tab to your site, then later open another. This can result in two versions of your site running at the same time. Sometimes this is ok, but if you're dealing with storage you can easily end up with two tabs having very different opinions on how their shared storage should be managed. This can result in errors, or worse, data loss.
From developers.google.com/web/fundamen...

Registered service workers have an update method to check for updates manually.

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Ante Sepic Author • Edited on

Actually, in this case, we actually prefer to notify the user about the update in every tab.
It would be bad to not show the notification in every tab (we ideally don't want users to run the old version in some of them), but we also can't refresh all tabs at once (some of them might have data that the user does not want to lose).

I hope that makes sense, but let me know if I am missing your point.