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

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Glenn Maynard <> wrote:
>> Lastly, some vendors have expressed unwillingness to embed SQLite for
>> legal reasons. Embedding other peoples code definitely exposes you to
>> risk of copyright and patent lawsuits. While I can't say that I fully
>> agree with this reasoning, I'm also not the one that would be on the
>> receiving end of a lawsuit. Nor am I a lawyer and so ultimately will
>> have to defer to people that know better. In the end it doesn't really
>> matter as if a browser won't embed SQLite then it doesn't matter why,
>> the end result is that the same SQL dialect won't be available cross
>> browser which is bad for the web.
> If SQLite was to be used as a web standard, I'd hope that it wouldn't show
> up in a spec as simply "do what SQLite does", but as a complete spec of
> SQLite's behavior.  Browser vendors could then, if their lawyers insisted,
> implement their own compatible implementation, just as they do with other
> web APIs.  I'd expect large portions of SQLite's test suite to be adaptable
> as a major starting point for spec tests, too.

Have you read the WebSQL spec?

> Creating such a spec would be a formidable task, of course.

Indeed. One that the SQL community has failed in doing so far. And
they have a lot more experience with SQL than we do.

/ Jonas

Received on Friday, 1 April 2011 19:54:51 UTC