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Re: Web Storage Scope and Charter

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 06:51:53 +0000 (UTC)
To: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0904240650220.12381@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, Nikunj Mehta wrote:
> On Apr 23, 2009, at 1:47 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > On Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:18:40 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > The draft got published today, so it's too late to change the 
> > > high-profile version of the spec. Rather than add this message, I'd 
> > > like to just come to some sort of conclusion on the issue. What are 
> > > the various proposals that exist to solve this problem other than 
> > > SQL, and how willing are the browser vendors to implement those 
> > > solutions?
> > 
> > FWIW, Opera is primarily interested in implementing the APIs currently 
> > in the specification (including the SQL API). Specifying the specifics 
> > of the SQL dialect in due course would be good though, but doing that 
> > does not seem very controversial and I would assume is a requirement 
> > for going to Last Call.
> 
> I am puzzled that you feel that specifying the semantics for the SQL 
> dialect would be straightforward. We have no experience of using more 
> than a single database implementation for WebStorage.

That's pretty much why it would be straightforward.


> Its kind of interesting that the WG is attempting to standardize that 
> which has no more than a single implementation.

Most things in the W3C get standardised (to LC or CR) before they have 
even one. Having one at all is generally considered a bonus. :-)

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