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[whatwg] Persistent storage is critically flawed.

From: Alexey Feldgendler <alexey@feldgendler.ru>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 10:19:59 +0700
Message-ID: <op.tey4vlka1h6og4@feldgendler.plesk.ru>
On Sun, 27 Aug 2006 19:11:17 +0700, Shannon Baker <shannon at arc.net.au> wrote:

> But why bother? This whole problem is easily solved by allowing data to
> be stored with an access control list (ACL). For example the site
> developer should be able to specify that a data object be available to
> '*.example.com' and 'fred.geocities.com' only. How this is done (as a
> string or array) is irrelevant to this post but it must be done rather
> than relying on implicit trust where none exists.

While there are serious risks associated with global storage, I don't see how replacing the global storage with arbitrary ACLs on data items will help reduce them. All those advertisers etc can store a data item accessible to "*", can't they?

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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Received on Sunday, 27 August 2006 20:19:59 UTC

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