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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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Mapping of Identifiers and Slow Synchronization

In this chapter, handshakes and other features of the Synchronization Protocol have been introduced, and impacts have been considered. All of them together create the overall functionality provided by the SyncML Synchronization Protocol. Now is a good time to closely look at two important features of the Synchronization Protocol: identifier mapping and slow synchronization. Their impact on implementations and the overall infrastructure is explored below.

Nature of Identifier Mapping

As explained earlier, the whole idea of identifier mapping is to enable the Client and the Server to address data items using distinct identifiers. When synchronizing data and exchanging modifications, the identifiers ...

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