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Re: Treating persistent storage as cookies: mozilla & safari

From: ~:'' ありがとうございました <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:22:40 +0100
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <BA5BE1C0-9EBC-4B7E-B76B-9837F735AE45@btinternet.com>
To: marcosc@opera.com
Marcos,

I am quite well aware of the purported purposes of w3 lists, with  
somewhat over a decade's experience.

however there are rather serious security and privacy concerns, and if  
the current UA implementations have not followed the specifications**,  
and these need to be fed back to the editors and authors to ensure  
updates and errata incorporate this possible failure.

regards

~:"

** as mentioned in the original email:
User agents should present the persistent storage feature to the user  
in a way that does not distinguish them from HTTP session cookies.


On 27 Jul 2009, at 18:09, Marcos Caceres wrote:

> Hi,
> This mailing list is for discussion of the spec, not implementations.
> Please find another list to have this discussion.
>
> Thanks!
> Marcos
>
> 2009/7/27 "~:'' ありがとうございました"  
> <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>:
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/webstorage/#user-tracking
>> Treating persistent storage as cookies: mozilla & safari
>>
>> anyone been able to clear localStorage via cookie preferences in  
>> mozilla or
>> safari?
>>
>> regards
>>
>> Jonathan Chetwynd
>>
>> testcase:
>> https://bug506639.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=390836
>>
>> however not found the relevant cookie in Safari, and minefield  
>> appears
>> currently not to have a cookie manager
>> ~:"
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> -- 
> Marcos Caceres
> http://datadriven.com.au
Received on Monday, 27 July 2009 17:23:21 GMT

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