Re: Client-side storage: Allow certificates to identify owner

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 19:32:59 +0200, Brian Bober <>  
> 3rd-party content vendors who need to store simple preferences (such as
> "show playback bar") across a huge slew of domains which use their  
> services have to currently store preferences on the server-side, which  
> is very
> expensive, or otherwisepoor user-experience will result because  
> preferences only apply to one domain and not all domains which use the  
> same trusted
> third-party widget service. An example of a widget used across multiple
> publishers is a video player widget provided to online video sites by a
> trusted 3rd party company in order to make video publishing easier for  
> those sites.

The cross-site XMLHttpRequest extensions for XMLHttpRequest level 2  
discussed on might help with that. You wouldn't have  
client-side storage, but you would be able to fetch preferences from a  
single server.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Tuesday, 23 October 2007 08:42:18 UTC