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Re: [whatwg] BroadcastChannel in Firefox Nightly

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:07:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Janusz Majnert <j.majnert@samsung.com>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1501141903020.6653@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On Wed, 14 Jan 2015, Janusz Majnert 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

If you look at the bug that introduced this feature, you'll see that 
avoiding abusing localStorage was in fact the original motivation for this 
API. :-)

   https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22628

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