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Re: [whatwg] Persistent and temporary storage

From: Janusz Majnert <j.majnert@samsung.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:58:24 +0100
Message-id: <5502ED00.9070002@samsung.com>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org

On 13.03.2015 13:50, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> A big gap with native is dependable storage for applications. I
> started sketching the problem space on this wiki page:
>    https://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Storage
> Feedback I got is that having some kind of allotted quota is useful
> for applications. That way they know how much they can put away.
> However, this clashes a bit with offering something that is
> competitive with native.
> We can't really ask the user to divide up their storage. And yet when
> the user asks an application to store e.g. a whole bunch of music
> offline we don't really want the user agent to get in the way if the
> user already granted persistence.

The real question is why having a quota is useful? Native apps are not 
controlled when it comes to storing data and nobody complains.

I think proper solution would be not to restrict the available space, 
but provide GUI for users to:
* see how much space an app uses (if it exceeds some preset amount)
* inspect the files in platform's file explorer

Janusz Majnert
Senior Software Engineer
Samsung R&D Institute Poland
Samsung Electronics
Received on Friday, 13 March 2015 13:58:55 UTC

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