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Re: Web Storage & SQL

From: Scott Shattuck <idearat@mindspring.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 15:57:43 -0600
Message-Id: <E58ACE35-A85B-4E19-92EB-10CDDE0753DD@mindspring.com>
To: public-webapps@w3c.org
SQLite wasn't the first browser-accessible DBMS, nor is it the most  
ubiquitous choice of target. IE's Jet database engine, which is the  
underlying engine for Access, would seem to be the most useful target  
specification. After all, the overwhelming majority of what I've heard  
over the past decade when discussing database support in a web browser  
can be paraphrased as "I want to port my Access application to the  
browser. Can I do that?" Changing the storage model or semantics away  
from those supported by Access would seem to be a great way to throw  
another roadblock in front of customers whose prior desktop  
applications have typically relied on Access, not Oracle, and  
certainly not Versant et. al.

Received on Thursday, 9 April 2009 21:58:25 UTC

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