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Re: Points of order on this WG

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 11:12:50 +0200
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "Nikunj R. Mehta" <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Jeff Mischkinsky <JEFF.MISCHKINSKY@oracle.com>
Message-Id: <64956AD5-5654-47FF-B962-C0188B873AB3@berjon.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
On Jun 26, 2009, at 10:54 , Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> I don't think the Web Storage draft (I assume by this you mean the  
> remaining draft that would define LocalStorage and SessionStorage)  
> needs to link to either of the other drafts.

It is customary, when something is split out of a draft, to link to it  
so that people can find it using their old bookmarks. I think that's  
all that Doug meant here  not linking in the normative sense.

> I should add that I still think SQL Storage is a good technical  
> solution to the problem of structured client-side storage. Web  
> developers who are specifically targeting mobile devices, or in  
> particular iPhone, have given extremely positive feedback about both  
> LocalStorage and SQL Storage, as well as the HTML5 Application  
> Cache. On general-purpose Web sites, of course, uptake is limited by  
> the lack of other implementations so far. But Web developers seem  
> positive about it as a technology, based on feedback from  
> presentations. All of this makes me doubt that a fundamentally  
> different model for structured storage is needed or would be  
> significantly better.

Well, the advantage of SQL is that developers know it, and have been  
wanting something like that on the client for ages (I know I have).  
There are non-negligible issues however in defining it interoperably.  
Also, I think there's a possibility that it's popular with developers  
simply because it's the only option. That's why ideally I'd like to  
give us the leeway to experiment a little around various options  
before committing completely to SQL.

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