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[whatwg] localStorage feedback

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 20:10:51 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0910272009200.25608@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 27 Oct 2009, timeless wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 4:07 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > I've edited the latter text to indicate that the expiration should 
> > only be done at user option.
> 
> On a device with limited storage, is the user option of having a device 
> that still boots and operates a sufficient "option"?
> 
> I'm looking at a device which tends to run out of space regularly but 
> which wants to support web standards.

I don't know that that's possible.


> If I visit 50 sites and collect junk for all of them, and i have a 
> screen which can barely show 5 site names + 1 line descriptions for 
> sites, then i'm not quite sure my user option of being able to 
> conveniently manage those sites will really exist.

On such a device you probably shouldn't be letting all sites store data 
without the user opting into it.

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