zulu_dude - 12:03 pm on Nov 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm developing an HTML-based system that enables employees to access information in a database and then update the info periodically. It's fairly critical that the information entered into the 'terminal' (i.e. the web browser) is sent to the server so that all terminals can be synchronised.
In a perfect world, the web browser would always have a flawless connection to the internet, but as we know, that's not the case!
My question is, what would be the best way of overcoming this? I'm able to specify that users use a certain browser, so could specify that they have to use an HTML5 compatible browser (with local storage).
My current thinking is that I'll have an indicator in the application that shows users if their connection is offline. If it is, they will still be allowed to enter data but it will all get stored in local storage, ready to be synced as soon as the browser is online again.
One potential issue is what happens if the browser is closed before it syncs.
Can anyone think of a better method?