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SyncML®: Synchronizing and Managing Your Mobile Data by Phillipe Kahn, Peter Thompson, Apratim Purakayastha, Riku Mettälä, Uwe Hansmann

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The Design Goals of SyncML

The design space of SyncML is large but not intractable. Figure 4-1 outlines the design space of SyncML. In reality, it has more dimensions than just the four shown here. The dimensions shown are deemed the most important, as they have considerable influence on the design decisions. They are device, network, data, and synchronization topology. The device dimension is in the increasing order of resource richness and capabilities. On the lower end, there are devices such as cellular phones and PDAs; on the higher end there are personal computers and server-class devices. The network dimension is in the increasing order of bandwidth and decreasing order of latency. On the lower end we have wide-area wireless networks, ...

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