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 SQL variant.[1][2]

The API is supported by Google Chrome,[3] Opera,[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. using 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 was one of the major voices behind the break-up of negotiations and deprecation of the standard, while at the same time being the main proponents behind an 'alternative storage' standard, IndexedDB.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Web SQL Database (W3C Working Group Note)". W3.org. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  2. ^ Nelson, Anne Fulcher, and Nelson, William Harris Morehead. (2001). Building Electronic Commerce with Web Database Constructions. Boston, MA: Addison Wesley.
  3. ^ Fette, Ian (25 January 2010). "Chromium Blog: More Resources for Developers". Blog.chromium.org. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Can I use Web SQL Database". Caniuse.com. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Why is WebSQL database deprecated?". Programmers Exchange.
  6. ^ "Beyond HTML5: Database APIs and the Road to IndexedDB". Mozilla Corporation.

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Edited: 2021-06-18 14:12:27
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