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Re: Web Storage Scope and Charter (was: CfC: FPWD of Server-Sent Events, Web Sockets API, Web Storage, and Web Workers; deadline April 10)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:18:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0904232015080.10339@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, Doug Schepers wrote:
> Jonas and others seem to support broadening the scope, and I've also 
> been reading various posts in the blogosphere that also question whether 
> SQL is the right choice (I see a lot of support for JSON-based 
> approaches).  At the very least, I think this group should discuss this 
> more before committing to any one solution.  I note that Ian was already 
> open to an early spec revision on the same lines, so I hope this isn't 
> controversial.

If there is something that is more useful for Web authors as a whole than 
SQL, and if the browser vendors are willing to implement it, then the spec 
should use that, yes.

(I don't know of anything that fits that criteria though. Most of the 
proposals so far have been things that are useful in specific scenarios, 
but aren't really generic solutions.)

> If this is acceptable to the WG as a whole, I would ask that a message 
> similar to the above be put in a prominent place in the spec.  This 
> seems like the soundest way forward.

The draft got published today, so it's too late to change the high-profile 
version of the spec. Rather than add this message, I'd like to just come 
to some sort of conclusion on the issue. What are the various proposals 
that exist to solve this problem other than SQL, and how willing are the 
browser vendors to implement those solutions?

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