[whatwg] Asynchronous database API feedback

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Dec 11 14:57:10 PST 2007

On Dec 11, 2007, at 12:08 PM, Scott Hess wrote:

> On Dec 11, 2007 11:22 AM, Aaron Boodman <aa at google.com> wrote:
>> Or does
>> globalStorage not guarantee that data is written when the setter
>> returns?
> A thing I've been thinking about for Gears would be the ability to
> spin up an in-memory/async "session" database, with the sense of
> "session" being the same as for "session cookie".  For this database,
> when control returns from an update statement, the data is _not_
> guaranteed to be on disk, and if your browser crashes it is explicitly
> guaranteed to be gone.  So far, so useless, except if you allowed the
> system to attach that database to a persistent database.  In such a
> system, you could do synchronous operations against the session
> database, and bulk async operations to propagate the data to the
> persistent database.

That sounds like an interesting option to consider.


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