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Re: [widgets] Preferences API

From: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:19:06 +0200
To: "Marcos Caceres" <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uiakd4q0byn2jm@galactica>

On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 01:35:42 +0200, Marcos Caceres  
<marcosscaceres@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I think we should dump the Widgets preferences API in favor of HTML5
> DOM's storage API. Basically, preferences API basically replicates
> what DOM Storage already defines. Also, DOM storage is already
> implemented across three or four browsers and we can assume the
> specification to be fairly stable (or hopefully it will be by the time
> we get to CR). Dumping the preferences API will also avoid problems in
> the future as HTML5 becomes prevalent in the market.

While I, in principle, agree that not replicating existing storage APIs is  
a good thing, are we sure that all widget implementations will implement  
HTML5?  Also, are we sure that a preference storage may not have  
additional requirements that make them a bad match (such as encryption of  
stored data)?

Arve Bersvendsen

Developer, Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/
Received on Tuesday, 30 September 2008 11:19:49 UTC

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