[whatwg] Private browsing vs. Storage and Databases

Brady Eidson beidson at apple.com
Tue Apr 7 18:11:28 PDT 2009

On Apr 7, 2009, at 6:09 PM, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) wrote:
> I strongly share Jonas' concern that we'd tell web applications that  
> we're storing there data when we already know we're going to dump it  
> later.  For 3 and 4 both, we're basically lying to the application  
> and therefore the user.  Imagine a scenario where a user has no  
> network connection and unknowingly left their browser in private  
> browsing mode.  Email, documents, financial transactions, etc could  
> all be "saved" locally then later thrown away before they've had a  
> chance to sync to a server.
> The same argument could be made for retaining cookies set during  
> private browsing ;-)

I disagree, as cookies are already specified to be of unspecified  
persistence.  I believe a user agent can - at any time - prune cookies  
from it's cookie store and not be in violation of the cookies spec.

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