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[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

From: Peter Kasting <pkasting@google.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 15:36:49 -0700
Message-ID: <d62cf1d10909031536j144faf42k62fc972e2b627f2b@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 6:49 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:

> You could just *not* specify that LocalStorage is worthless for
> anything but a cache.

This seems like a severe overstatement given the current spec.  It's not
"worthless".  It won't be guaranteed to be thrown away all the time
automatically like cookies are (due to browsers having what turn out to be
low global and per-site limits).  Users will have the ability to delete it,
but it won't be silently lumped in with cookies.

All the spec really says is that UAs should note to their users that sites
can keep data about them in Local Storage.  This isn't grounds for a

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