[whatwg] some feedback on Web Apps 1.0 client-side storage

Robert O'Callahan rocallahan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 17:25:20 PDT 2005

On 08/09/05, Robert O'Callahan <rocallahan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Okay, but the problem then becomes what happens when one language sets a 
> property and another language gets it: i.e. what you put in your note: " define 
> how to take a JS Object and turn it into a Perl %hash, etc." --- without 
> doing some N^2 conversion matrix. Avoiding the matrix means we have to 
> specify some common format and how each of N languages maps to it. Now, what 
> if the common format was --- hmm --- DOM nodes? :-) Then all we need here 
> are JS convenience functions to convert simple JS object trees into some DOM 
> representation and back again. We may or may not want to standardize those 
> functions but I bet they're only a few lines of E4X to write. 
> An alternative is to define storage of simple JS object trees

I just found http://www.json.org which does exactly that.

and then force all other languages to provide a mapping to and from that. I 
> guess that'd be acceptable.

... so maybe we should just say we support JSON objects here and that's 

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