[whatwg] Worker feedback

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Thu Apr 2 21:26:43 PDT 2009

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Jeremy Orlow <jorlow at google.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>wrote:
>> Unfortunately we have to deal with cookies and localStorage, where the API
>> is already set.
> Is it "set"?
> I understand that localStorage has been around for a while, but as far as I
> can tell virtually no one uses it.  I thought the reason for calling this
> spec a draft was so that such fairly major issues could be corrected?  I
> agree that changing something this late in the game is less than ideal, but
> I think we're both agreeing that any synchronous APIs that cross the
> event-loop are going to be long term problems.

AFAIK every major browser has an implementation of localStorage close to
shipping. The only way I can imagine having a chance to put the brakes on
the feature now is for everyone who hasn't actually shipped it --- which I
think is currently everyone but IE, since we shipped the old "globalStorage"
which we're planning to rip out anyway --- to unite and disable it
immediately until we have a better API. Maybe we could even get IE to
disable it in an update.

Mozilla could probably get behind that, but I don't know who else is willing
to bite the bullet.

I suppose "sessionStorage" can stay?

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the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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