[Bug 11270] New: Interaction between in-line keys and key generators


           Summary: Interaction between in-line keys and key generators
           Product: WebAppsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Indexed Database API
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: jonas@sicking.cc
         QAContact: member-webapi-cvs@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-webapps@w3.org

This is related to, and affected by, bug 9832 and bug 11269.

When adding a value to an object store which uses in-line keys and key
generators keypaths are used to point out where a value should be *modified*. A
key is generated and written to the stored value, and the location in the
stored value is determined using the object store's keypath.

So what happens if trying save in an object store which has the following
keypath, the following value. (The generated key is 4):

{ foo: {} }

Here the resulting object is clearly { foo: { bar: 4 } }

But what about

{ foo: { bar: 10 } }

Does this use the value 10 rather than generate a new key, does it throw an
exception or does it store the value { foo: { bar: 4 } }?

What happens if the property is missing several parents, such as

{ zip: {} }

Does this throw or does it store { zip: {}, foo: { bar: { baz: 4 } } }

If we end up allowing array indexes in key paths (like "foo[1].bar") what does
the following keypath/object result in?

{ foo: [10] }

{ foo: [10] }

{ foo: [10] }

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Received on Tuesday, 9 November 2010 01:07:18 UTC