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Re: Device Independence, device, mobility, and wireless issues

From: Doug Bunting <db134722@iplanet.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 09:16:49 -0700
To: Public W/S Arch <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
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Mark and Joel,

I did not mean to imply I thought mobile servers were unimportant, irrelevant,
impossible or anything else slightly negative.  The emphasis of my second question
was on "explicitly" (in my feeble mind).

I don't believe either of you has addressed my first question: Are the following
items candidate goals / requirements for our architecture?  I probably should also
ask, are any of these covered by our existing goals (such as platform or device
independence)?  I don't believe so.

   * intermittently connected participants,
   * utility or visibility of services based on locality or
   * varying routes (and other issues) in multimodal interaction with a single
     "service" (probably something at a higher level than a single web service,
     I'm guessing).

thanx,
    doug

Mark Baker wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 05:37:13PM -0700, Munter, Joel D wrote:
> > While today's mobile devices might not have the capacity to run "web sites,"
> > future mobile devices will.
>
> For more than a year now, my company has built a Web server for the RIM
> Blackberry devices.  It hosts "web sites" such as my calendar, to-do
> list, and notepad (they all have URLs that you can type into your
> desktop browser).  Our Web server also creates other resources on the
> device, such as chat rooms.
>
> It's not particularly difficult to build a Web server for these devices.
> Even the mid-range devices can support them.
>
> >  Today's higher end mobile devices may already
> > contain sufficient resources to host simple web services.  Future devices
> > will only expand this.  Simply put, yes I believe that we want to include
> > the concept of "mobile servers" within our requirements.
>
> Agreed.
>
> BTW, is there a reason why this discussion isn't on www-ws-arch?
>
> MB
> --
> Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
> Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
> http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Tuesday, 23 April 2002 12:40:17 GMT

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