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Re: [webdatabase] Why does W3C have to worry about SQL dialect?

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:12:37 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600911221612u1c3330faq55295609d8bd7ede@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Forsberg <dforsber@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 10:13 PM, Dan Forsberg <dforsber@gmail.com> wrote:

> Just standardize the interface to the (SQL) database and let DB vendors
> create browser plugins. This interface you need to define anyway. Plus,
> allow DB specific language passing to the plugin (e.g., like SQL). Simple
> and efficient. In case of single file based storage the browser can open one
> file for each domain/security boundary etc. you figure it out.

Then your app depends on features that aren't defined in any standard. We
would prefer to avoid people writing content that only works with a certain
proprietary plugin.

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healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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