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Re: [Fwd: Offline data synchronization API]

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 05:01:20 -0700
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <15512F2D-6B96-470A-98E7-777138EF1CCA@apple.com>
To: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>


On Jun 21, 2008, at 12:13 AM, Nikunj Mehta wrote:

> 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

I would appreciate a summary of what AtomDB provides that is not  
covered by the offline features of HTML5. If there is indeed  
interesting new functionality, I would like to understand how it can  
work in concert with HTML5 features such as the application cache.  
Would AtomDB be a competing technology or a complementary technology?

Regards,
Maciej

>
>
> 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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