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RE: Structured clone in WebStorage

From: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:59:38 +0000
To: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <104E6B5B6535E849970CDFBB1C5216EB3CAA52AB@TK5EX14MBXC140.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
On Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:01 AM, Jeremy Orlow wrote:
> For over a year now, the WebStorage spec has stipulated that
> Local/SessionStorage store and retrieve objects per the structured clone
> algorithm rather than strings.  And yet there isn't a single implementation
> who's implemented this.  I've talked to people in the know from several of
> the other major browsers and, although no one is super against implementing
> it (including us), no one has it on any of their (even internal)
> roadmaps.  It's just not a high enough priority for anyone at the moment.

> I feel pretty strongly that we should _at least_ put in some non-normative
> note that no browser vendor is currently planning on implementing this
> feature.  Or, better yet, just remove it from the spec until support starts
> emerging.

I agree. We have no plans to support this in the near future either. At the
very least, I think this should be noted as a "feature at risk" in the Call
for Implementations [1].

Adrian.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#cfi
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