[whatwg] How long should sessionStorage data persist?

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Fri Apr 3 18:23:02 PDT 2009

Ian Hickson wrote:
> The term "browsing context" in the spec basically corresponds to the 
> session history exposed by window.history, and the outer "Window" object 
> that the history is on.

How should this behave in a situation like Firefox's "undo close tab", 
where the resulting tab has a brand-new window object but the 
window.history has been deserialized from a string representation.  So 
it's a new object, but has the same information in it as the old one 
used to.

Presumably in such a case this should be treated as "the same" browsing 
context in spite of the Window object being totally different?


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