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[whatwg] localStorage + worker processes

From: Dmitry Titov <dimich@google.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:34:07 -0700
Message-ID: <28040fc60903201534y21b15c11l3b0243a4fc24d72c@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 2:39 PM, Drew Wilson <atwilson at google.com> wrote:

> One alternative I'd like to propose is to remove access to localStorage for
> dedicated workers, and give SharedWorkers access to localStorage, but have
> that storage be partitioned by the worker name (i.e. the worker can access
> it, but it's not shared with web pages or any other workers and so you don't
> have any synchronicity issues).

This may be interesting. It allows to keep single API for localStorage. Most
of the usage is probably going to happen inside such a worker - in other
words, sharing the info with other pages of the same origin may not be
needed, and there is always async communication when a live page wants to
share data with a shared worker.

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