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

From: Joran Greef <joran@ronomon.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 19:36:10 +0200
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <A4E69D1A-9E2B-45B8-B2CD-9811F3D3BAF9@ronomon.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On 06 Apr 2011, at 7:24 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> When a security bug is encountered, either the browsers update to a
> new version of sqlite (if it's already been fixed), thus potentially
> breaking sites, or they patch sqlite and then upgrade to the patched
> version, thus potentially breaking sites, or they fork sqlite and
> patch the error only in their forked version, still potentially
> breaking sites but also forking the project.  The only thing that is
> *not* a valid possibility is the browsers staying on the single fixed
> version, thus continuing to expose their users to the security bug.
> ~TJ

Browser vendors are moving to shorter and shorter release cycles. People have stopped viewing these things through the "IE6-here-forever" lens. Browsers are starting to update themselves automatically, even nightly. If a security issue were to be found, it would be highly unlikely that its patch would break any SQL interface of SQLite.
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