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Re: Treating persistent storage as cookies: mozilla & safari

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 06:31:39 -0400
Message-Id: <B6A1A282-EE05-42D5-B37F-4754C8FCA193@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>, "ext ~:'' ありがとうございました" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
I agree with Marcos that public-webapps should not be used for overly  
detailed implementation discussions. However, it is often the case  
that implementation discussion is welcome if not necessary e.g. for  
the WG to make rational decisions.

Of course it is a judgement call as to when a discussion is "too"  
detailed. In this particular case, I do not think the line has been  
crossed.

-Regards, Art Barstow


On Jul 27, 2009, at 1:22 PM, ext ~:'' ありがとうございまし 
た wrote:

> 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
>>> ~:"
>>>
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