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Java Transactions for the Internet

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mark Little, Emeritus Professor Santosh Shrivastava



The Web frequently suffers from failures which affect the performance and consistency of applications run over it. An important fault-tolerance technique is the use of atomic transactions for controlling operations on services. While it has been possible to make server-side Web applications transactional, browsers typically did not possess such facilities. However, with the advent of Java it is now possible to consider empowering browsers so that they can fully participate within transactional applications. In this paper we present the design and implementation of a standards compliant transactional toolkit for the Web. The toolkit allows transactional applications to span Web browsers and servers and supports application specific customisation, so that an application can be made transactional without compromising the security policies operational at browsers and servers.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Little MC, Shrivastava SK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEE Distributed Systems Engineering

Year: 1998

Volume: 5

Issue: 4

Pages: 156-167

Print publication date: 01/01/1998

Date deposited: 24/09/2010

ISSN (print): 0967-1846

Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1088/0967-1846/5/4/003


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