[whatwg] SQL API + access to tables

To achieve what?  To make spying and breaking easier?  The developer should
know the structure of the database in advance; making such guesswork in
production code on the end user's machine is at least inappropriate.
Also, if we agreed to that, this would be a workaround for a supposed
deficiency of SQL.  But the SQL committee does not recognize it as a
deficiency; otherwise it would have been fixed by now.
Best regards,

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Subject: [whatwg] SQL API + access to tables

There is no standard way in SQL that I know of to get the list of  
tables in a database.

In SQLite you can enumerate tables out of sqlite_master, but that  
should not be encouraged.

What are people's thoughts about adding this to the API?


Received on Friday, 19 October 2007 23:41:05 UTC