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Re: ACTION-964: Oracle AtomDB

From: Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 17:50:24 -0700
Cc: Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group WG <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F6035669-1E14-4841-B567-CD4EDC1A03BB@oracle.com>
To: Tom Hume <tom.hume@futureplatforms.com>
Hi Tom,

Thanks for looking in to this. Oracle has not published AtomDB - the  
software - with an intention to work with various parties to prepare  
W3C standards for the techniques behind AtomDB.

As a result, there are now two drafts in front of W3C Webapps WG:

http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebSimpleDB/
http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/DataCache/

I do believe that these will be supported in publicly available  
browsers, to say the least, and that the MWABP would consider them at  
a suitable time.

Regards,
Nikunj
On Oct 14, 2009, at 6:43 AM, Tom Hume wrote:

> I picked up ACTION-964, to look into Oracle AtomDB with a view to
> seeing whether it should be referenced alongside HTML5 Storage in
> MWABP. This followed a comment from Nikunj Mehta of Oracle.
>
> The main reference to this product that I could find was the white
> paper which Nikunj pointed us to at:
>
> http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/feeds/pdf/oracle%20atomdb.pdf
>
> which explains AtomDB as a means of transparently adding
> synchronisation of data to web applications which would otherwise
> presume the existence of a connection. AtomDB is implemented as a
> browser plugin. However, I'm not clear how "alive" this product is.
> Searching the Oracle site for "atomdb" found a few empty forums, I
> can't see anywhere to get hold of the AtomDB plugin and I'm wondering
> whether it's available anywhere.
>
> AtomDB positions itself as a caching and synchronisation layer, rather
> than a mechanism for general "offline storage"; so it wouldn't seem
> appropriate to add to section 3.1.2.1 (which talks about persistent
> storage) or section 3.5.1.1 (talking about improving startup times).
> It might be appropriate for inclusion into section 3.1.3.2, but we
> don't mention any other technologies in this section. It might be
> relevant for inclusion into the Offline Web Applications note
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/offline-webapps/).
>
> I don't think we should add a reference to AtomDB to a BP document
> unless the plugin is available somewhere and in use.
>
> Tom
>
> -- 
> Future Platforms: hungry and foolish since 2000
> work: Tom.Hume@futureplatforms.com play: tomhume.org

Nikunj
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Received on Saturday, 17 October 2009 00:53:24 UTC

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