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Re: Structured clone in WebStorage

From: Oliver Hunt <oliver@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:20:41 -0800
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Arthur Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, ext Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5B0BEF26-07E4-44AC-8C60-2907E4C55D08@apple.com>
To: Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org>
I recall talking to hixie about this at some point, and I recall that at that point localstorage was explicitly prevented from Blobs, although I can't see any sign of that rule anymore :-/


On Dec 3, 2010, at 10:41 AM, Darin Fisher wrote:

> Have you guys considered what happens when a Blob is present?  I'm very concerned about that case since WebStorage is a synchronous API.  If storing a Blob in LocalStorage involves synchronous disk IO, then I'm pretty sure it is something I would object to implementing.  I don't think there is a hand-wavy answer about performing a file copy asynchronously in the background.  What if the file copy fails?
> -Darin
> On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 02 Dec 2010 21:51:29 +0100, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> We think this feature would be straightforward to implement in Safari/WebKit, and we think it is a useful feature. We would like to implement it at some point. I can't give a specific timeline.
> I am not sure if it is straightforward to implement in Opera, but this applies to us as well.
> -- 
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/

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