[whatwg] SQL API + access to tables

Leons Petrazickis leons.petrazickis at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 09:29:24 PDT 2007

You need the ability to list tables for integration with tools such as
Firebug. Apple is adding table introspection to Safari's equivalent of
Firebug. How should Firebug or some other third-party tool achieve it?


Leons Petrazickis

On 10/20/07, Křištof Želechovski <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:
> 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,
> Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
> [mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Brady Eidson
> Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 3:14 AM
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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?
> ~Brady

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