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

From: Benjamin Poulain <benjamin.poulain@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:43:42 +0200
Message-ID: <4D94A12E.2090606@nokia.com>
To: ext Nathan Kitchen <w3c@nathankitchen.com>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org
On 03/31/2011 05:19 PM, ext Nathan Kitchen wrote:
> I've been watching discussions on IndexedDB for a while now, and
> wondered if anyone would mind spending a few moments to explain how
> IndexedDB is related (or not) to WebSQL. Is IndexedDB seen as replacing
> the functionality originally offered by WebSQL? If not, are there any
> plans to make a cross-platform variant of Web SQL?

WebSQL in its current form is pretty dead, see 
http://www.w3.org/TR/webdatabase/ :
<quote>Beware. This specification is no longer in active maintenance and 
the Web Applications Working Group does not intend to maintain it 
further.</quote>

And:
<quote>This document was on the W3C Recommendation track but 
specification work has stopped. The specification reached an impasse: 
all interested implementors have used the same SQL backend (Sqlite), but 
we need multiple independent implementations to proceed along a 
standardisation path.</quote>

I suggest you to look at the mailing list archive if you want all the 
details.

cheers,
Benjamin
Received on Thursday, 31 March 2011 15:48:50 GMT

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