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Re: [Fwd: Offline data synchronization API]

From: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 00:13:16 -0700
Message-ID: <485CAA0C.6030502@oracle.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
Hi Art,

Here's a paper that describes the use cases and requirements about 
AtomDB. It does not include API details, although if you find this 
interesting, we can proceed to that next.

I look forward to reading comments and getting feedback from the community

Thanks,
Nikunj
Arthur Barstow wrote:
> 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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