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

Robert O'Callahan rocallahan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 18:12:16 PDT 2005

On 09/09/05, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> Ok, how about now? :-)


> > > I have added text about this to the sessionStorage and globalStorage
> > > sections. (Short answer: sessionStorage: only when the window is
> > > closed or when you run out of disk space; globalStorage: only when the
> > > user says so. And in both cases, security concerns can trump
> > > everything and be used as an excuse to delete data whenever...)
> >
> > Looks good. But I think developers would also like to be sure that the
> > browser won't delete anything, say, while a script is running.
> Can we guarantee this? How about if the user empties their storage areas?

Then the UA might have to terminate any running script(s) (perhaps after 
warning the user and giving the user an option to cancel the emptying).

["Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my
presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your
salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will
and to act according to his good purpose." Philippians 2:12-13.]
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