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Re: Feedback on Quota Management API

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 19:50:06 +0000
To: Eric U <ericu@google.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
CC: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CBEC4053.84140%tobie@fb.com>
On 5/30/12 9:03 PM, "Eric U" <ericu@google.com> wrote:

>On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
>> On 5/30/12 2:05 PM, Eric Uhrhane wrote:
>>>
>>> How about "session", which is guaranteed to go away when the browser
>>> exits
>>
>>
>> Should it go away if the browser crashes (or is killed by an OOM killer
>>or
>> the background process killer on something like Android) and then
>>restarts
>> and restores the session?
>>
>> Should it go away if the user has explicitly set the browser to restore
>> sessions and then restarts it?
>
>Off the top of my head, I dunno.  I was just giving examples to
>explain that "I can't think of any other storage types" isn't a very
>solid argument that there will never be any more.  I'm not actually
>proposing that we implement any of these at this time.

Agreed, that's orthogonal.

I was trying to make two points. The first, pedantic, that the union of
persistent and temporary storage was the universe and thus that all future
data stores would fit in either one of those (e.g. Session goes in
temporary, document-local would necessarily have to be one or the other
(or in both), etc.). The second, that avoiding the first parameter would
make the API more readable, more "weby", more robust, and still as
extensible (nothing prevents adding a
`navigator.storageInfo.querySessionUsageAndQuota` property).

>Also, having read Robert's blog post now, I think he makes some good
>points, especially w.r.t. feature detection.

Yeah, that was a timely finding, bumped into it minutes after my first
email.

--tobie
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