[whatwg] Why is the feature "Web Storage" removed from HTML5 Spec?
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jan 28 16:29:52 PST 2011
On Sat, 28 Aug 2010, zhao Matt wrote:
> I saw HTML5 spec 's
> the following content, "Features that are not currently in this document
> that were in the past considered part of HTML5...,, include:... Web
> I know "Web Storage" provides ways for web applications to store
> key-value data in the browser, effectively replacing cookies, but I am
> curious why is the feature removed from HTML5 Spec? or Why can't the
> feature be contained in HTML5? thanks.
It's historical. The HTML working group at the W3C didn't want it in
there, and at the time I was trying to keep the WHATWG spec consistent
with the W3C spec so that they had the same content. I've since given up,
the WHATWG one is now a superset of the W3C one, but is still just "HTML"
things and not anything Web related.
There's a separate WHATWG spec that contains everything still, including
the HTML stuff and stuff like Web Storage:
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