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[whatwg] persistent storage changes

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 04:52:41 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0802090451420.20115@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 12 Dec 2007, Shannon wrote:
>
> For what it's worth the changes to persistent storage have my vote. As a 
> web author and user it strikes the right balance between functionality 
> and privacy. Just one thing though, since this storage could also be 
> used for 'offline applications' should some mention be made regarding 
> access from a page hosted at 127.0.0.1 or via the file: protocol?

I'm not sure what to say. Could you elaborate on your suggestion?


> Also I was curious about what Firefox was putting in mine but it looks 
> like I need a 3rd-party sqlite app to do it. Should the spec recommend 
> user-agents provide a direct method of access (even though some data may 
> be base64 or obsfucated)?

I don't think the spec should really talk about this, since it doesn't 
affect interoperability.

Cheers,
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