[whatwg] Storage mutex and cookies can lead to browser deadlock
snej at google.com
Wed Aug 26 14:21:46 PDT 2009
On Aug 26, 2009, at 2:11 PM, Drew Wilson wrote:
> My recollection is that we prohibit worker access to cookies for
> exactly this reason (WorkerGlobalScope does not expose a "cookies"
Looks like you're right; section 5 of the Web Workers spec says:
> The DOM APIs (Node objects, Document objects, etc) are not available
> to workers in this version of this specification.
and there's no defined way to access cookies except through Document.
(If the spec does get modified to allow local-storage access from
worker threads, though, this same problem will arise, since they use
the same lock.)
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