[whatwg] SQL API + access to tables

Krzysztof Żelechowski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Mon Oct 22 23:03:55 PDT 2007

Dnia 22-10-2007, pon o godzinie 17:09 -0700, Michaeljohn Clement
> Křištof Želechovski wrote:
> > 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.
> No, this is actually fixed for 15 years now.  The SQL spec directly 
> addresses this need through the information schema, since SQL92.
> Every moderately complete SQL implementation I'm aware of also meets 
> this need, either through the means specified by the standard, or by 
> incompatible extensions, as is the general custom.

Thanks.  In that case let the manufacturers of the incompatible DBMS
cater for that (provide a conformant implementation).  It has nothing to
do with HTML DOM.


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