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Web Synchronization Simulations using the ResourceSync Framework

Abstract

Maintenance of multiple, distributed up-to-date copies of collections of changing Web resources is important in many application contexts and is often achieved using ad hoc or proprietary synchronization solutions. ResourceSync is a resource synchronization framework that integrates with the Web architecture and leverages XML sitemaps. We define a model for the ResourceSync framework as a basis for understanding its properties. We then describe experiments in which simulations of a variety of synchronization scenarios illustrate the effects of model configuration on consistency, latency, and data transfer efficiency. These results provide insight into which congurations are appropriate for various application scenarios.

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Authors
  • Bernhard Haslhofer
  • Simeon Warner
  • Carl Lagoze
  • Martin Klein
  • Robert Sanderson
  • Herbert van de Sompel
  • Michael L Nelson
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Citation
Category
Technical Report (Technical Report)
Divisions
Multimedia Information Systems
Subjects
Webentwicklung, Webanwendungen
Webmanagement
Date
6 June 2013
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