[whatwg] question about Web Storage setItem()'s behavior

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Wed Aug 12 16:30:05 PDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 4:26 PM, Cameron McCormack <cam at mcc.id.au> wrote:

> Boris Zbarsky:
> > Given the actual example code (and not its description, which
> > doesn't match the code), the relevant section is
> > http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/#es-operations steps 1 through
> > 3 in the third bullet point.
> >
> > It looks to me like per the current spec text that will throw a
> > TypeError for the above call, unless the second argument to setItem
> > is marked [optional].
> Yeah I think that’s right.  I’ll just note though that behaviour when
> passing too many or too few arguments is still an open issue (although
> it’s more likely that the ‘too many’ case will change than the ‘too few’
> case).
> OTOH, passing in undefined explicitly as the second argument would have
> it converted to the string "undefined".

Thanks for the clarification.  I'll file a bug on WebKit.
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