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[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 23:26:37 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909032326090.10423@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> 
> I think this is too specific -- it should say something more like "User 
> agents should make it clear to the user that to ensure privacy from 
> sites, he must delete persistent storage as well as HTTP session 
> cookies."  But the current wording doesn't require or even encourage 
> anything unreasonable like having cookies cleared with the same button 
> as persistent storage.

There's more wording in a later section on cookie resurrection which gives 
more background. Does that satisfy your request?

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