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[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 00:17:06 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909040016130.10423@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Peter Kasting wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 4:26 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> 
> > There's more wording in a later section on cookie resurrection which gives
> > more background. Does that satisfy your request?
> 
> I think that later section actually muddies the waters.
> 
> Something like this would be more clear: "If users attempt to protect 
> their privacy by clearing cookies without also clearing persistent 
> storage data, sites can defeat those attempts by using the two features 
> as redundant backup for each other.  User agents should present the 
> interfaces for clearing these in a way that helps users to understand 
> this possibility and enables them to delete data in both 
> simultaneously."
> 
> IMO this achieves what you're trying for while leaving the actual UI 
> design as open as possible.

Do you mean this as a repalcement or in addition to what's in the spec 
now? For the Cookie Resurrection section or the User Tracking section? I 
don't understand the difference between what you suggest and what the spec 
says. What is wrong with what the spec says, that is fixed by the above?

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