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Re: [IndexedDB] Need a method to remove a database

From: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:56:07 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTikyY-fhLT345FGRG2Gykpab+GGCL2QRsCrip5UX@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Shawn Wilsher <sdwilsh@mozilla.com>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 11:26 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Shawn Wilsher <sdwilsh@mozilla.com> wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > Some of the feedback I've been seeing on the web is that there is no way
> to
> > remove a database.  Examples seem to be "web page wants to allow the user
> to
> > remove the data they stored".  A site can almost accomplish this now by
> > removing all object stores, but we still end up storing some meta data
> > (version number).  Does this seem like a legit request to everyone?
>
> Sounds legit to me. Feel somewhat embarrassed that I've missed this so far
> :)
>

Agreed.

What should the semantics be for open database connections?  We could do
something like setVersion, but I'd just as soon nuke any existing connection
(i.e. make all future operations fail).  This seems reasonable since the
reasons we didn't do this for setVersion (data loss) don't really seem to
apply here.

J
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