Connect to a Database from CSS

You can’t connect to a database from within CSS, Right? Or can you?

Leveraging Houdini and SQL.js — which is SQLite compiled to JavaScript to serve as in-memory DB — you can. Using some Custom Properties, you can pass in queries to be executed.

.query-display {
  background: paint(sql-css);

main {
  --sql-query: SELECT * FROM genre;
  --sql-database: url(...);

Hahaha, just brilliant! 😅

Yes, I can connect to a DB in CSS →

Note that this is a tongue-in-cheek post by the author, in response to this tweet mocking recruiters asking for the impossible:

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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