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Re: Structured clone in WebStorage

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 12:51:29 -0800
Cc: ext Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-id: <4711FCA3-4801-4ADE-AE9C-46E9DA6A26A4@apple.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>

On Dec 2, 2010, at 5:45 AM, Arthur Barstow wrote:

> On Nov/29/2010 9:59 AM, ext Adrian Bateman wrote:
>> 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].
> I don't have a strong preference for removing this feature or marking it as a Feature At Risk when the Candidate is published.
> 
> It would be good to get feedback from other implementers (Maciej?, Jonas?, Anne?). If no one plans to implement it, perhaps it should just be removed.

We think this feature would be straightforward to implement in Safari/WebKit, and we think it is a useful feature. We would like to implement it at some point. I can't give a specific timeline.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:52:03 GMT

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