[whatwg] Comments on updated SQL API

Aaron Boodman aa at google.com
Wed Oct 17 14:32:38 PDT 2007

On 10/17/07, Scott Hess <shess at google.com> wrote:
> A) As things currently stand, the developer simply can't roll their
> own transaction structure.  Passing BEGIN, COMMIT, or ROLLBACK to
> executeSql() doesn't do anything sensible.  It's possible you could
> somehow do something using temporary tables, but that's going to be
> really dependent on your underlying SQL implementation's capabilities.

Yes this is an icky bit. I am almost ready to say that
BEGIN/COMMIT/ROLLBACK should be blacklisted, except for the fact that
I can see somebody wanting to programatically rollback in the space
between two sql statements and the only way without ROLLBACK is to
throw an error.

- a

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