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[whatwg] Asynchronous database API feedback

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 14:57:10 -0800
Message-ID: <79E36D76-9472-49AD-B7F6-82230E44F4E0@apple.com>

On Dec 11, 2007, at 12:08 PM, Scott Hess wrote:

> On Dec 11, 2007 11:22 AM, Aaron Boodman <aa at google.com> wrote:
>> Or does
>> globalStorage not guarantee that data is written when the setter
>> returns?
>
> A thing I've been thinking about for Gears would be the ability to
> spin up an in-memory/async "session" database, with the sense of
> "session" being the same as for "session cookie".  For this database,
> when control returns from an update statement, the data is _not_
> guaranteed to be on disk, and if your browser crashes it is explicitly
> guaranteed to be gone.  So far, so useless, except if you allowed the
> system to attach that database to a persistent database.  In such a
> system, you could do synchronous operations against the session
> database, and bulk async operations to propagate the data to the
> persistent database.

That sounds like an interesting option to consider.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 14:57:10 UTC

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