[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Aug 26 03:10:22 PDT 2009

On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 00:59:31 +0200, Aaron Boodman <aa at google.com> wrote:
> 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.

Indeed. It would be nice to be able to write simple applications that do  
not require the cloud at all and basically consist of a set of static  
documents distributed over HTTP.

Anne van Kesteren

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