3 Definitions and abbreviations

27.1033GPPRelease 5TSWide Area Network Synchronization

3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the following terms and definitions apply:

Bluetooth: a technology specification for short range radio links between mobile PCs, mobile phones and other portable devices. (http: //www.bluetooth.com/)

GET: the operation of requesting that the server returns an object to the client as defined in the IrDA IrOBEX specification

GSM: Global System for Mobile communications

HTTP: HyperText Transfer Protocol

IrDA: an industry consortium set up to define a set of short range Ir communications standards. (http: //www.irda.org/)

Level 1: minimum level support defined in the IrDA IrMC set of specifications

Level 2: access level support defined in the IrDA IrMC set of specifications

Level 3: index level support defined in the IrDA IrMC set of specifications

Level 4: sync level support defined in the IrDA IrMC set of specifications

MapItems: describes to the server the mapping of a local UID to a server UID

MIME: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension

PUT: the operation of sending one object from the client to the server as defined in the IrDA IrOBEX specification

SSL: Secure Socket Layer

Sync Alert: A SyncML command for requesting a synchronization on a particular datastore.

Synchronization: the process of exchanging information between multiple physical or virtual locations for the purpose of ensuring that each location’s copy of that information reflects the same information content

SyncML initiative: an industry initiative set up to define a data synchronization standard based on XML (http://www.syncml.org/)

vCalendar: a format defined by the IMC for electronic calendaring and scheduling exchange with extensions as defined in the IrDA IrMC set of specifications

vCard: a format defined by the IMC for electronic business card exchange with extensions as defined in the IrDA IrMC set of specifications

WAP: an industry consortium set up to define a set of standards to empower mobile users with wireless devices to easily access and interact with information and services. (http: //www.wapforum.com/)

Wide Area Network: a geographically-large range wireless connection between two or more devices for the purpose of transferring information. Large geographical range is typically defined as one kilometer or more in distance

3.2 Abbreviations

For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:

Cookie a method of tracking http-based information

IETF Internet Engineering Task Force

IMC Internet Mail Consortium

Ir Infrared

IrDA Infrared Data Association

IrMC Ir Mobile Communications

IrOBEX Ir Object EXchange

OBEX Object Exchange

PDA Personal Digital Assistant

PIM Personal Information Manager

SyncML Synchronization Markup Language.

UID Unique Identification

URL Universal Resource Location

WAP Wireless Application Protocol

WBXML Wireless Binary XML

WML Wireless Markup Language

WSP Wireless Session Protocol

XML eXtensible Markup Language