Java Transactions for the Internet
M.C. Little and S.K. Shrivastava
University of Newcastle
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.
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