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Re: [Fwd: Offline data synchronization API]

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 09:10:45 -0400
Message-Id: <0CFA8F73-1530-4FDE-8E2A-4830D25E83D8@nokia.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
To: ext Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>

Nikunj - perhaps it would be helpful if you provided some additional  
information/pointers regarding AtomDB e.g. use cases and  
requirements, the architectural model, API, comparison/gaps versus  
related functions in HTML5, etc.

-Regards, Art Barstow

On Jun 11, 2008, at 5:11 PM, ext Nikunj Mehta wrote:

>
> 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.
>
> Regards,
> Nikunj
>
> 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
>>
>>
>
>
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