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Re: [WebSimpleDatabase] New spec, editor's draft available

From: Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 20:46:02 -0700
Cc: public-webapps Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1F3BE9AE-4AAD-4B98-A5DB-C50C4046E02E@oracle.com>
To: Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>

On Sep 4, 2009, at 7:47 PM, Michael Nordman wrote:

> Try this link instead...
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebSimpleDatabase/
> Nikunj's link actually points to http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/DataCache/ 
>  which is also interesting, but seemingly not what was intended.

Sorry about this problem. Got tripped by the mail editor there.

> @Nikunj, I have not yet read thru your draft in detail, but will do  
> so.

Look forward to the feedback.

>  In principle, I agree with the notion of a standard that does not  
> depend on a particular sql dialect (or an assumed sql dialect) to  
> reap the rewards of structured storage, query, and retrieval.

The intention is to enable a far richer ecosystem of independent  
implementations. Plus to take advantage of the ECMAScript environment  
and avoid marshalling between result sets and JavaScript objects.

> As I said, I haven't read it thru yet... have you addressed full  
> text indexing and search in some form? And if not, that would be a  
> feature request.

I am aware of full-text. If someone is willing to contribute  
resources, I would be glad to work in this feature.

> On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com 
> > wrote:
> I have published the first draft of the WebSimpleDatabase API, which  
> is based on B-tree databases [1]. Here's a link to the draft:
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebSimpleDatabase/
> Abstract:
>         This document defines APIs for storing and retreving ordered  
> key-value pairs in a transactional database.
> I would request feedback that we can incorporate before publication  
> as a working draft. Please note that certain items are purposely  
> under-specified at the moment. I want to gauge the potential  
> interest in this direction and evolve it to meet the needs of the WG.
> Nikunj
> http://o-micron.blogspot.com
> [1] http://www.w3.org/mid/F480F60A-5DAE-4B73-922A-93ED401CF32C@oracle.com

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