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Re: [IndexedDB] Throwing when *creating* a transaction

From: Joshua Bell <jsbell@chromium.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:05:53 -0700
Message-ID: <CAD649j6KQtshwmqx1no-iwY+bxRHNGwfpKjqk_crUkJJ0gi6LA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> Currently the spec contains the following sentence:
>
> "Conforming user agents must automatically abort a transaction at the
> end of the scope in which it was created, if an exception is
> propagated to that scope."
>
> This means that the following code:
>
> setTimeout(function() {
>  doStuff();
>  throw "booo";
> }, 10);
>
> function doStuff() {
>  var trans = db.transaction(["store1"], IDBTransaction.READ_WRITE)
>  trans.objectStore("store1").put({ some: "value" }, 5);
> }
>
> is supposed to abort the transaction. I.e. since the same callback (in
> this case a setTimeout callback) which created the transaction later
> on throws, the spec says to abort the transaction. This was something
> that we debated a long time ago, but my recollection was that we
> should not spec this behavior. It appears that this was never removed
> from the spec though.
>
> One reason that I don't think that we should spec this behavior is
> that it's extremely tedious and error prone to implement. At every
> point that an implementation calls into javascript, the implementation
> has to add code which checks if an exception was thrown and if so,
> check if any transactions were started, and if so abort them.
>
> I'd like to simply remove this sentence. Any objections?
>

No objections here. Chrome doesn't currently implement this behavior.


> Note, this does *not* affect the aborting that happens if an exception
> is thrown during a "success" or "error" event handler.
>
> / Jonas
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 1 November 2011 00:06:27 GMT

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