Browse Prior Art Database

A Data Synchronization System for Web Site Content Downloaded on a Wireless Mobile Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131876D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 10K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

A wireless mobile device has limited memory and operates on a low-bandwidth network. Web site content comprising images, audio, video, or other data formats may not be supported by the device. If it is supported, the content must be compressed (reduced in size) when sent to the device so that it can consume a minimum amount of memory.

This text was extracted from a Microsoft Word document.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 53% of the total text.

DATA SYNCHRONIZATION FOR WEB SITE CONTENT

A Data Synchronization System for Web Site Content Downloaded on a Wireless

Mobile

Device

Disclosed Anonymously

A wireless mobile device has limited memory and operates on a low-bandwidth network. Web site content comprising images, audio, video, or other data formats may not be supported by the device. If it is supported, the content must be compressed (reduced in size) when sent to the device so that it can consume a minimum amount of memory.

Although a page can be downloaded in a form that can be rendered on the device, some of the original content cannot be retrieved, saved, and manipulated. In order for the user to access the content in its original form, the user must re-visit the same site on their computer (PC).

It is inconvenient for the user to have to remember a URL that was previously visited, and view the same page twice, or the content may no longer be accessible from the original link, in which case the link itself is insufficient. It is not possible for the user to request that the content in its original form be saved on the server for later retrieval on a PC, in the case where the data cannot be saved on the device or can only be saved in a reduced form.

We propose a system that allows content on a site visited using the device browser to be saved in a cache on the server (before it is forwarded to the device in a compressed form). The user can access the uncompressed version of the contents that were downloaded by transferring the contents of the server cache to a PC using a file-transfer protocol. For examp...