Re: TAG Comment on

But we should give it a try, no?
The spec are still Working Drafts.
All the best, Ashok

On 11/15/2011 2:47 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
> These APIs are quite widely used on the web.  It seems unlikely that
> we'll be able to delete either of them in favor of a single facility.
> Adam
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 2:05 PM, Noah Mendelsohn<>  wrote:
>> This is a comment from the W3C Technical Architecture Group on the last call
>> working draft: "Web Storage" [1].
>> The HTML5 Application Cache (AppCache) [2] and Local Storage [1] both
>> provide client-side storage that can be used by Web Applications. Although
>> the interfaces are different (AppCache has an HTML interface while Local
>> Storage has a JavaScript API), and they do seem to have been designed with
>> different use cases in mind, they provide somewhat related facilities: both
>> cause persistent storage for an application to be created, accessed and
>> managed locally at the client. If, for example, the keys in Local Storage
>> were interpreted as URIs then Local Storage could be used to store manifest
>> files and Web Applications could be written to look transparently for
>> manifest files in either the AppCache or in Local Storage. One might also
>> envision common facilities for querying the size of or releasing all of the
>> local storage for a given application.
>> At the Offline Web Applications Workshop on Nov 5, 2011 [3] there was a
>> request for a JavaScript API for AppCache and talk about coordinating
>> AppCache and Local Storage.
>> The TAG believes it is important to consider more carefully the potential
>> advantages of providing a single facility to cover the use cases, of perhaps
>> modularizing the architecture so that some parts are shared, or if separate
>> facilities are indeed the best design, providing common data access and
>> manipulation APIs. If further careful analysis suggests that no such
>> integration is practical, then, at a minimum, each specification should
>> discuss how it is positioned with respect to the other.
>> Noah Mendelsohn
>> For the: W3C Technical Architecture Group
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> [3]

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