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From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 01:29:56 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0710180119070.19595@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 12 Oct 2007, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
> I think there should be an error code for the database being full. For 
> some platforms there's not much storage space available and knowing 
> whether or not there's some space left is useful. So you can decide to 
> only store the critical data for instance.

Added.


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007, Scott Hess wrote:
> 
> My counter-argument to this is that by the time you get the "database
> is full" error, you're probably already sunk.

Granted, but at least with an error code you'll know why you're sunk. :-)


> I think what you're really asking for, above, is a means of saying "How 
> much data can I store?", so that you can make decisions about what to 
> store.  In the limit, that's hard for the browser to guarantee, of 
> course.

I think such an API would be best kept for v2 -- let's see if people care, 
first.


On Sun, 14 Oct 2007, Scott Hess wrote:
> 
> I think this does imply an ability to delete the entire local database, 
> which might be a reasonable API addition.  Even short of this case, you 
> could also consider the named databases as part of an app's database 
> schema in the sense that data could be partitioned between named 
> databases, and later the partitioning could change, implying the need to 
> delete the now-unused databases.

True. I've added "deleting databases" to a list of v2 feature requests, 
but maybe we should bring this one forward to v1.

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