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Re: [Fwd: Offline data synchronization API]

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 13:58:33 -0700
Cc: art.barstow@nokia.com, chaals@opera.com, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <26B64946-F904-481C-AD01-5EE50ED2E574@apple.com>
To: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>

On Jun 11, 2008, at 1:47 PM, Nikunj Mehta wrote:

> Hi Art, Charles,
> We have developed a technology, called AtomDB, at Oracle for  
> transparent, local access to Web application resources when not  
> connected to a network. This is one of the most frequently requested  
> features on our mobile applications, which until now has required a  
> non-Web application solution. Oracle is interested in developing Web  
> applications for mobile and non-mobile environments that are  
> resilient to network unreliability.
> In the process of developing AtomDB, Oracle has analyzed various  
> challenges in off line data access. We realize that the Webapps WG  
> is interested in this area and Oracle is willing to contribute  
> resources to advance specifications that improve application  
> robustness to network conditions. We have a specification that we  
> could share with the WebApps WG, if there is interest.
> I look forward to what the working group has to say on this.

HTML5 includes mechanisms for offline applications and offline data.  
The application cache is implemented in the Firefox 3 Release  
Candidate and the Safari 4 Developer Preview:


Database storage is in Safari 3.1 and newer:


Google Gears also has features similar to both of these and I believe  
those features are planned to converge with the standard.

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