Designing presentation-tier for occasionally connected applications.
From: Vijay Kumar (vijay1_at_eudoramail.com)
Date: 4 Feb 2004 09:42:46 -0800
We are in the process of developing a web-based app that needs to be
functional when the user is on the road where the Internet connection
to the server is not available. There are 3 basic requirements:
1. Must be web-based, not a fat client app.
2. The UI for the offline mode and on-line should be identical.
3. In the off-line mode some basic functionality to enter data (fill
forms) should be available, that do not need to be reentered when the
connectivity is available.
Can some one think of a solution on how one would design this app. To
me disconnect from the network mean no web application, but some one
here insisted that we can put a web-server/appserver on each client
machine (about 200 of these).
Swing based solutions are ruled out because that is not a web-based
Thanks in advance.