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Re: [Bug 12111] New: spec for Storage object getItem(key) method does not match implementation behavior

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 04:21:41 +0000 (UTC)
To: James Robinson <jamesr@google.com>
cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1106120421090.26539@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 11 Jun 2011, James Robinson wrote:
> I am speaking only for myself (and not Google, WebKit, or Chromium) but 
> I feel obligated to point out that localStorage specifies a 
> fundamentally broken synchronization model that we are not able to fix 
> due to compatibility concerns.  This is noted at 
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/webstorage/#issues with a tragically optimistic 
> request for suggestions.  As an implementor, my main motivation to pay 
> any attention to localStorage is to think up ways to discourage authors 
> from using it for anything non-trivial.
> In my opinion, the only thing left to be done with localStorage is to 
> write it off as an unfortunate failure, learn our lesson, and move on.  

Yeah, that is also a pretty good point.

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