[webkit-dev] IndexedDB API

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Thu Jan 21 23:40:04 PST 2010

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:14 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:

> On Jan 21, 2010, at 9:53 PM, Jeremy Orlow wrote:
> > A couple of us at Google are starting to look at implementing the
> IndexedDB API [1] in WebKit.  We thought a good first step would be to
> create the IDL files.  The first thing I noticed is that it and the Web SQL
> Database API [2] have quite a few conflicts in terms of their interface
> names.  I'm wondering how we can work around this.
> It seems like this is something that should be fixed in the IndexedDB spec.
> > One idea I had was to just add a prefix to every IndexedDB interface.
>  Maybe something like IDB?  I'd probably go ahead and give all the indexed
> database API files a "IDB" prefix just to make it clear which files are
> connected to that API.  Does this sound good?
> Even if you rename the files, having multiple interfaces with the same
> interface name will still cause problems. I don't think it will even
> compile. We could do some interim thing but we really need to get the spec
> fixed.

I meant prefixing both the interfaces and the files with IDB which I believe
would solve the problem.

That said, I agree the correct solution is fixing one or both of the specs.
 I'll probably try the prefix solution tomorrow though to see if it'd even

> > Like I said, we're _just_ getting started.  Once we've got the basics
> down (like the IDL files) we'll probably be writing up a design doc to get
> feedback on an end-to-end design and/or soliciting more advice on
> webkit-dev.
> Regards,
> Maciej
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