[whatwg] More Storage clarification
beidson at apple.com
Thu Apr 10 16:01:46 PDT 2008
In 4.10.5, the description of the properties on the StorageEvent
object mentions "...its newValue attribute set to the new value of the
key in question, or null if the key was removed..."
So a web author can assume that when handling a StorageEvent whose
newValue property is null that the event was the result of a
removeItem(), and the key is no longer in the list.
However in 4.10.2 in the discussion of setItem(), there is no mention
that null is not an allowed value. Something like
sessionStorage.setItem("key", null) is not forbidden, therefore it is
allowed, and it would result in a StorageEvent with a null newValue.
To resolve this case, I propose that we specify that the value in a
key/value pair cannot be set to null.
I see two clean ways to specify this:
1 - Throw an exception when setItem() is called with a null value.
2 - Specify setItem(key, null) to have the exact same effects as
I prefer #2. Thoughts?
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