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[whatwg] Private browsing vs. Storage and Databases

From: Ian Fette <ifette@google.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:12:15 -0700
Message-ID: <bbeaa26f0904071812m6a050f96i5a2624e2112dfb2b@mail.gmail.com>
And as of right now, afaict, a user / user agent can prune a database and
not be in violation of the database spec :)

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Brady Eidson <beidson at apple.com> wrote:

>
> On Apr 7, 2009, at 6:09 PM, Ian Fette (????????) wrote:
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>>>
>> I strongly share Jonas' concern that we'd tell web applications that we're
>> storing there data when we already know we're going to dump it later.  For 3
>> and 4 both, we're basically lying to the application and therefore the user.
>>  Imagine a scenario where a user has no network connection and unknowingly
>> left their browser in private browsing mode.  Email, documents, financial
>> transactions, etc could all be "saved" locally then later thrown away before
>> they've had a chance to sync to a server.
>>
>
> The same argument could be made for retaining cookies set during private
> browsing ;-)
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> I disagree, as cookies are already specified to be of unspecified
> persistence.  I believe a user agent can - at any time - prune cookies from
> it's cookie store and not be in violation of the cookies spec.
>
> ~Brady
>
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