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Re: CfC: to publish the First Public Working Draft of Web Database spec; deadline 7 September

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 20:36:13 -0300
Message-ID: <63df84f0909011636x6ce5327ds241032a3b7080fe1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
I support a FPWD since I'm all for drafts of any kind being published.
However, I'm still unconvinced that this draft is heading the right
way for the web. My concern is two-fold:

1. It doesn't define enough to allow multiple interoperable
implementations. This is because the SQL dialect is not defined.
2. SQL doesn't seem very web-friendly. For example the ability to
store serializable JS objects and index on a property of that JS
object seems hard to fit with SQL.

The problem is even greater when the two are combined. Once the SQL
dialect is defined, it's quite possible that UAs won't be able to use
a SQL library like sqlite, but instead have to more or less build
their own SQL implementation. This makes the cost extremely high, and
the result not something that even that closely matches what
developers want.

/ Jonas

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Arthur Barstow<art.barstow@nokia.com> wrote:
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish the First Public Working Draft
> (FPWD) of the Web Database spec:
>  http://dev.w3.org/html5/webdatabase/
> Note that at one point in time, the Web Database spec's functionality was
> included in the Web Storage spec.
> As with all of our CfCs, positive response is preferred and encouraged and
> silence will be assumed to be assent. The deadline for comments is September
> 7.
> -Regards, Art Barstow
Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 23:37:13 UTC

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