Mozilla's SQL Support allows applications to directly connect to SQL databases. A web application no longer needs to pass information through a scripting language, such as Perl or Python, in order to recieve information it can use. The removal of the layer seperating applications and data simplifies the job of the programmer.

Somehow I missed this effort, and only stumbled across it today after experimenting with Virtuoso's SyncML features (and then pondering about OutLook, WinFS, and what may or may not happen with SyncML support - another story).

As usual the SQL binding to Mozilla caught my attention (I do recall trying to get Marc and Jim Clark to head down this path many years ago via an email; at least Jim acknowledged not knowing that much about SQL and past it on.., and as for Marc well... nothing happened).

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