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Re: Web SQL Database specification

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:40:07 -0400
Message-ID: <4D9A1087.9090406@nokia.com>
To: ext Sylvain GREZE <sgreze@alpes-controles.fr>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org
[ I don't know why this e-mail dated 31-March-2011 just showed up in my 
Inbox today ... ]

On Mar/31/2011 9:25 AM, ext Sylvain GREZE wrote:
> Hello there,
> I write this email to let you know about our surprise when we saw that 
> the Web SQL Database is no longer part of the html5 specification.
> Having experienced the Google Gears plugin, which implement the WebSQL 
> Database, I can tell you that having SQL both on the client and the 
> server side, even if the SQL is not exactly the same, makes it very 
> practical to deal with synchronisation problems between client DB and 
> Server DB (for example you execute an update statement on the client 
> side, and then you report almost "as is" the statement on the server 
> side).
> Dealing with "Indexed DB" will make this kind of stuff very hard...
> Is this part of the spec really going to disapear?

Sylvain - I don't understand your question but please note the Web 
Applications WG agreed in November 2010 to stop work on Web SQL 
Database. Please see [1] for the related e-mail thread.

-Art Barstow

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2010OctDec/0451.html

> Regards,
> Sylvain Greze
> Développeur Informatique
> Développement informatique
> 3, impasse des prairies
> Tél. - Fax.
> www.alpes-controles.fr
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