11-02-2008 10:10 AM
I'm pretty fresh into the mobile development for Blackberry. I was able to get the Offline form queue lab to work on my simulator, but now I would like to know more about what is actually going on there. Does this send the filled out web page to my server? Really just what exactly happens with these forms as they are queued up, and then where are they sent exactly?
Thanks for any insight.
11-11-2008 09:26 AM
Offline forms are used when a user goes out of coverage. Here is an example scenario.
A user fills out a web form and clicks submit. While they were filling out the form they moved out of coverage. The BlackBerry handheld is unable to communicate with the web server to submit the form, so it places the form in an offline queue. The queue is visible to the user within the browser (select Offline Queues from the menu) as well as from within their message list in the Messages application. Once the user moves back into coverage the BlackBerry Browser should automatically submit the form and download the resulting page. The user can see this page by selecting the entry in their message list (icon will change to show it has been submitted) or by opening the queue in the browser.
11-11-2008 11:53 PM
I understand that part, but where are these forms sent to and what format do they arrive at their destination in? Do they arrive as filled out html pages that I would need to "Scrape" on the back end to gather the data?
Sorry, just some curious questions.
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