Simulated on-line Web solution for off-line mobile PDA devices using Virtual HTML Cards
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-16
There is a need to maintain the benefit of the internet’s online Web Programming Model (comprising open standards, web application servers, HTML and browsers) while supporting the prevalent disconnected use of a PDA in a disconnected mode. This paper outlines a Disconnected Web Programming Model that delivers application independence from the PDA. Aspects of moving to a Disconnected Web Programming Model are examined in turn: · Establishing effective Presentation Services that approximate the best features of the traditional Client User Interface within the PDA browser. · Migrating Programming logic to PDA and/or the Application Server. · Managing the process of software distribution to remote devices. · Propagating data and logic that can run in the browser in a disconnected mode of operation to the device when it is needed.