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Re: Offline capable devices/solutions

From: Roger Gimson <roger_gimson@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 12:03:14 +0100
Message-ID: <3BB06472.1871AB75@hpl.hp.com>
To: mikael.lundahl@intentia.se
CC: www-di@w3.org
mikael.lundahl@intentia.se wrote:
> - The [Butler] reference (
> http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/2001/HPL-2001-83.html) in the Device
> Independence Principles WD document is not accessible. Is there another
> place where the document can be found?

You should be able to access this document, which is on an external HP 
site. The link currently works for me, but as I am inside the HP firewall 
my access route may differ. There is also a raw HTML version available at: 
http://www-uk.hpl.hp.com/people/marbut/currTechDevInd.htm

> Is there an ambition from the DIP Working Group to cover issues related to
> offline capable solutions? My vision is that the user shouldn't have to
> know whether he is working online or offline, i.e. the entire framework has
> to handle these circumstances transparently to the user.

Transparency will not be achievable in many circumstances - for example,
when clicking a link to some static content that has not been cached in 
the device (due perhaps to storage limitations), or when accessing real-
time information.

Given that offline browsing is already implemented in many devices, I
would be interested to hear what additional requirements you believe are
necessary that the DI Working Group might need to consider.

Regards,

Roger Gimson

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