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Re: [IndexedDB] Granting storage quotas

From: Shawn Wilsher <sdwilsh@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 11:17:46 -0700
Message-ID: <4BCDEFCA.5010607@mozilla.com>
To: Mark Seaborn <mseaborn@chromium.org>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org, Joćo Eiras <joaoe@opera.com>
On 4/20/2010 4:11 AM, Mark Seaborn wrote:
> 1) It doesn't allow a web app to ask for a storage allocation up front,
> before it starts to consume the storage.
Why does that matter?

> 2) In Opera, the quota can only be increased in multiples of about 15, so it
> takes three prompts to get up into the range of gigabytes.
But there is an unlimited option, yeah?

> 3) The web app can't choose when the question is put to the user.
> 4) The web app doesn't know how much storage has been allocated, so it
> doesn't know when a question will be asked.
> 5) In Opera, if the user chooses "Reject", they don't get prompted again.
> This means that asking the user at an appropriate time is important for the
> continued functioning of the web app.  Prompting the user at the wrong time
> will interrupt them with a page-modal dialog which they might want to get
> rid of with "Reject", which would potentially break the web app by leaving
> it unable to get more storage.
These all feel like user-agent specific worries on how the user agent 
wants to bring this to the attention of the user.



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