Web SQL Database

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Web SQL Database is a web page API for storing data in databases that can be queried using a variant of SQL.[1] The API is supported by Google Chrome,[2] Opera,[3] Safari[3] 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]

One potential alternative storage standard is IndexedDB.

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  1. ^ a b "Web SQL Database (W3C Working Group Note)". W3.org. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ Fette, Ian (2010-01-25). "Chromium Blog: More Resources for Developers". Blog.chromium.org. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Can I use Web SQL Database". Caniuse.com. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 

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