Web SQL Database

Web SQL Database is a web page API for storing data in databases that can be queried using a variant of SQL.[1][2]

The API is supported by Google Chrome,[3] Opera,[4] Safari[4] and the Android Browser.

The W3C Web Applications Working Group ceased working on the specification in November 2010, citing a lack of independent implementations (i.e. the use of a database system other than SQLite as the backend) as the reason the specification could not move forward to become a W3C Recommendation.[1]

Mozilla Corporation were one of the major voices behind the break-up of negotiations and deprecation of the standard, while at the same being the main proponents behind an 'alternative storage' standard, IndexedDB.[5][6]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Web SQL Database (W3C Working Group Note)". W3.org. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  2. Nelson, Anne Fulcher, and Nelson, William Harris Morehead. (2001). Building Electronic Commerce with Web Database Constructions. Boston, MA: Addison Wesley.
  3. Fette, Ian (2010-01-25). "Chromium Blog: More Resources for Developers". Blog.chromium.org. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  4. 1 2 "Can I use Web SQL Database". Caniuse.com. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  5. "Why is WebSQL database deprecated?". Programmers Exchange.
  6. "Beyond HTML5: Database APIs and the Road to IndexedDB". Mozilla Corporation.

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