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[whatwg] some feedback on Web Apps 1.0 client-side storage

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 17:22:26 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0509301718470.23945@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I have added text about this to the sessionStorage and
> > > > globalStorage sections. (Short answer: sessionStorage: only
> > > > when the window is closed or when you run out of disk space;
> > > > globalStorage: only when the user says so. And in both cases,
> > > > security concerns can trump everything and be used as an
> > > > excuse to delete data whenever...)
> > >
> > > Looks good. But I think developers would also like to be sure
> > > that the browser won't delete anything, say, while a script is
> > > running.
> >
> > Can we guarantee this? How about if the user empties their storage
> > areas?
>
> Then the UA might have to terminate any running script(s) (perhaps
> after warning the user and giving the user an option to cancel the
> emptying).

Do we really want to require this? I agree that a user agent may wish
to do this, but it seems that the interaction of the user deleting
data and running scripts accessing that data would be something that
could be safely left undefined, since it doesn't directly impact
interoperability.

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