[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

Aaron Boodman aa at google.com
Tue Aug 25 15:59:31 PDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Jeremy Orlow<jorlow at chromium.org> wrote:
> I still don't understand what use local storage has outside of 'cloud
> storage'.  Even in the extensions use case (which I think is out of scope
> for this spec), there's no reason you can't sync user preferences and such
> to the cloud.

The use case, though, is local storage, not cloud storage. Requiring
cloud storage here kind of defeats the purpose and makes the API a lot
harder to use.

- a

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