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Re: [WebSQL] Any future plans, or has IndexedDB replaced WebSQL?

From: Nathan Kitchen <w3c@nathankitchen.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2011 09:27:14 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTimN8e44GdHesxgDsEU7uygW3QUbOA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, ext Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>, public-webapps@w3.org
I agree that it'd be best to have a spec independent of database platform,
which is why I was asking about an idea along the lines of RelationalDB
<https://github.com/keean/RelationalDB>or the example I gave in the email
which initiated this discussion, both of which are entirely abstracted from
the underlying database (SQLite or otherwise - doesn't even have to be SQL).

Was anything like this considered before WebSQL was canned?

Also, +1 on looking at a FireFox plugin to drum up some interest on this.

On 2 April 2011 05:32, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 1 Apr 2011, Arthur Barstow wrote:
> > On Apr/1/2011 3:39 PM, ext Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > > If SQLite was to be used as a web standard, I'd hope that it wouldn't
> show
> > > up in a spec as simply "do what SQLite does", but as a complete spec of
> > > SQLite's behavior.
> >
> > FYI, the Web SQL Database NOTE says:
> >
> > [[
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-webdatabase-20101118/#web-sql
> >
> > 5. Web SQL
> >
> > User agents must implement the SQL dialect supported by Sqlite 3.6.19.
> > ]]
> >
> > and I don't recall anyone ever committing to creating the later.
>
> Actually I did, multiple times. But nobody was interested in
> reimplementing that dialect independently, so all the points Jonas raised
> still apply.
>
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