The official reason for this API being discontinued was
- This document was on the W3C Recommendation track but specification work has stopped. The specification reached an impasse: all interested implementors have used the same SQL backend (Sqlite), but we need multiple independent implementations to proceed along a standardisation path.
On the server, many different database are used and a common interface would really make sense (as PDO for PHP, JDBC for Java, ...)
We are looking for representatives of this HTML5 API to discuss of potentially needed updates to consider server-side implementations
- Might be used as a JDBC / PDO like API (JSDBC?) to reach any SQL DB in a uniform way.
- Would require some adaptations to be more generic
A third party module expose an API for sqlite compatible with W3C Web SQL one: http://github.grumdrig.com/node-sqlite/