Re: [IndexedDB] Compound and multiple keys

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 1:41 AM, Jeremy Orlow <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 6:29 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <>wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Keean Schupke <> wrote:
>> > Compound primary keys are commonly used afaik.
>> Indeed.  It's one of the common themes in the debate between natural
>> and synthetic keys.
> Fair enough.
> Should we allow explicit compound keys?  I.e myOS.put({...}, ['first name',
> 'last name'])?  I feel pretty strongly that if we do, we should require this
> be specified up-front when creating the objectStore.  I.e. add some
> additional parameter to the optional options object.  Otherwise, we'll force
> implementations to handle variable compound keys for just this one case,
> which seems kind of silly.
> The other option is to just disallow them.

After thinking about it a bunch and talking to others, I'm actually leaning
towards both option A and B.  Although this will be a little harder for
implementors, it seems like there are solid reasons why some users would
want to use A and solid reasons why others would want to use B.

Any objections to us going that route?


Received on Tuesday, 8 March 2011 06:44:42 UTC