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Re: [whatwg] BroadcastChannel in Firefox Nightly

From: Rich Tibbett <richt@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:34:58 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAsrAZCWM-SV1-mtw+OgZk3eEDgJGdYP=D5YvcdLgy9KyX6s8Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Janusz Majnert <j.majnert@samsung.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Janusz Majnert <j.majnert@samsung.com> wrote:
> On 14.01.2015 14:01, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>
>> Andrea just landed the last patch for the BroadcastChannel API:
>>
>>    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=966439
>>
>> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/comms.html#broadcasting-to-other-browsing-contexts
>>
>> Assuming everything sticks it'll start appearing in Firefox Nightly
>> soon. We thought we'd give everyone a heads up we're doing this since
>> it hasn't been discussed much.
>>
> From quickly skimming the linked spec it looks like the same functionality
> (minus sending objects) is already available with the use of WebStorage:
> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/webstorage.html#the-storage-event

It is possible but not trivial (see e.g.
http://blog.fastmail.com/2012/11/26/inter-tab-communication-using-local-storage/).
Paving such cowpaths is a good thing.
Received on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 17:20:57 UTC

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