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Re: Web Storage & SQL

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 17:27:05 -0400
Message-ID: <49DFB9A9.8040703@mit.edu>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: public-webapps@w3c.org
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> I don't think this one point should be decisive by itself. But I don't 
> think it should be given zero weight either.

Agreed (in case that wasn't clear).

> Note that one of the clients in question is the offline-enabled mobile 
> version of GMail. I think this demonstrates that the SQL-based Database 
> Storage can serve the needs of an advanced and polished Web application. 
> In addition, we have a rough demonstration that it is practically 
> implementable in a modern Web engine.

Both quite true.

> One clear problem identified despite these examples is that we do not 
> have a precise enough spec for the query language to make truly 
> independent interoperable implementations possible. It seems to me that 
> significantly redesigning database storage is not necessary to address 
> this.

Yes; the two issues are somewhat orthogonal, in my opinion.

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