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Re: Proposal for addition to WebStorage

From: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 17:03:58 -0700
Message-Id: <CA92B236-60AC-4C93-B234-AA3F7F03B3D3@oracle.com>
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Initially it was thought that providing SQL storage is sufficient for  
Web applications. This was also the path taken by Gears and  
subsequently Safari. More recently there is talk of a general-purpose  
architecture for offline apps using Gears and browser's SQL storage  
[1]. The key term used in this architecture is write-through caches,  
one that we first used in the context of mobile databases in June 2008  

Is there anyone here that is interested in discussing further such an  
architecture and what it implies in terms of usable and stable  
interfaces for seamless offline data storage? We are still waiting for  
feedback on the proposal we submitted nearly one month ago and would  
support further work incorporating it into this WG's deliverables.


[1] http://code.google.com/events/io/sessions/GeneralCachingArchitectureOfflineApps.html
[2] http://o-micron.blogspot.com/2008/06/mobile-databases-or-write-through-web.html

On Apr 24, 2009, at 3:52 PM, Nikunj Mehta wrote:

> We want to standardize interception of HTTP requests inside Web  
> browsers so as to allow applications to do their own interception  
> and seamlessly access data on-line and off-line. This is primarily  
> targeted at improving availability of data used by Web applications  
> and improve their responsiveness.
> More specifically, we want to propose a specification for the  
> following APIs
> 1. Programmable HTTP cache
> 2. Intercepting HTTP requests
> I am attaching a concrete proposal for the above APIs and the same  
> can be found on our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/feeds/spec/bitsy.html 
> . We offer these inputs, under the terms of the W3C Patent Policy,  
> to strengthen the current WebStorage working draft and address the  
> requirements for offline data access in user agents. Our proposal is  
> complementary to existing drafts being considered by the WG  
> including WebStorage, WebWorkers, and Server-Sent Events.  
> Collectively, these proposals can provide a sound basis for  
> developing standard Web data synchronization techniques.
> If the WG agrees to add these APIs to the WebStorage specification,  
> we will commit resources to augment the specification work for  
> WebStorage.
> Cheers,
> Nikunj Mehta
> Blog: http://o-micron.blogspot.com
> <bitsy.html>

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