[whatwg] several messages
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Oct 17 18:29:56 PDT 2007
On Fri, 12 Oct 2007, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> I think there should be an error code for the database being full. For
> some platforms there's not much storage space available and knowing
> whether or not there's some space left is useful. So you can decide to
> only store the critical data for instance.
On Fri, 12 Oct 2007, Scott Hess wrote:
> My counter-argument to this is that by the time you get the "database
> is full" error, you're probably already sunk.
Granted, but at least with an error code you'll know why you're sunk. :-)
> I think what you're really asking for, above, is a means of saying "How
> much data can I store?", so that you can make decisions about what to
> store. In the limit, that's hard for the browser to guarantee, of
I think such an API would be best kept for v2 -- let's see if people care,
On Sun, 14 Oct 2007, Scott Hess wrote:
> I think this does imply an ability to delete the entire local database,
> which might be a reasonable API addition. Even short of this case, you
> could also consider the named databases as part of an app's database
> schema in the sense that data could be partitioned between named
> databases, and later the partitioning could change, implying the need to
> delete the now-unused databases.
True. I've added "deleting databases" to a list of v2 feature requests,
but maybe we should bring this one forward to v1.
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