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Re: [Fwd: Offline data synchronization API]

From: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 14:11:01 -0700
Message-ID: <48503F65.7010203@oracle.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org

We are familiar with the offline persistence capabilities of HTML5 and 
their support in browser implementations. Oracle's AtomDB and related 
specification are about transparent, read-write caches that are 
auto-synchronized using Atom publishing protocol.

I hope this makes clear the intent of my original email.


Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#offline
> Database storage is in Safari 3.1 and newer:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#sql
> Google Gears also has features similar to both of these and I believe 
> those features are planned to converge with the standard.
> Regards,
> Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 21:13:27 UTC

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