[whatwg] How long should sessionStorage data persist?

Darin Fisher darin at google.com
Sat Apr 4 18:10:22 PDT 2009

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 5:29 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Darin Fisher wrote:
> >
> > In Chrome we also create a new browsing context when the user types a new
> > URL into the location bar of an existing tab.
> So a user can't hit the back button after typing in a URL?

The user can, and we then perform that navigation in the previous rendering
process or if that process has since been closed, we create a new one for
the navigation.  We hold all of the state in the main process to facilitate

> 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.
> > However, I believe that we should still restore the old sessionStorage
> > when the user navigates back to the old URL just as we do for form
> > state, scroll position, and other attributes normally associated with
> > session history.
> That's basically what the spec says.

OK, that makes sense.

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