[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

Michael Nordman michaeln at google.com
Wed Aug 26 17:17:08 PDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Remco <remco47 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 1:55 AM, Michael Nordman<michaeln at google.com>
> wrote:
> > Ok... I overstated things ;)
> > What seems inevitable are vista-like prompts to allow something (or prods
> to
> > delete something) seemingly unrelated to a user's interaction with a
> site...
> > please, oh please, lets avoid making that part of the web platform.
> As far as I know, cookies work the same way as the proposed local
> storage policy: once a cookie is created, the browser won't delete it
> when space becomes a problem. The site controls the expiration date of
> the cookie, and it can fill up the entire drive with cookies if it
> wants to do so. This is all without user interaction. I don't think
> this has ever been a problem.

a. cookies are compartively small... size constraints built in
b. UA's actually do evict cookies if need be (hasn't ever been a problem)
c. they have expriration dates, these new pieces of info don't

> --
> Remco
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