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[whatwg] LocalStorage in workers

From: Drew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:31:14 -0700
Message-ID: <f965ae410909161531i7d26a926p639760e0ed607611@mail.gmail.com>
Thanks, Robert - I didn't want to second my own proposal :)
I think that #4 is probably a reasonable bridge API until we come up with a
consensus API for #3. For myself, I see this API as being very useful for
persistent workers (yes, I'm still banging that drum :).


On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Jeremy Orlow <jorlow at chromium.org> wrote:
>> 1) Create a LocalStorage like API that can only be accessed in an async
>> way via pages (kind of like WebDatabase).
>> 2) Remove any
>> atomicity/consistency guarantees from synchronous LocalStorage access within
>> pages (like IE8 currently does) and add an async interface for when pages do
>> need atomicity/consistency.
>> 3) Come up with a completely different storage API that all the browser
>> vendors are willing to implement that only allows Async access from within
>> pages.  WebSimpleDatabase might be a good starting point for this.
> 4) Create WorkerStorage so that shared workers have exclusive, synchronous
> access to their own persistent storage via an API compatible with
> LocalStorage.
> This sounds like it has a low implementation cost and solves many use cases
> in a very simple way, right?
> Rob
> --
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> healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
> own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
> 53:5-6]
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