[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu Aug 27 07:47:17 PDT 2009

On Aug 26, 2009, at 4:51 PM, Jens Alfke wrote:

> To repeat what I said up above: Maybe the local storage API needs a  
> way to distinguish between cached data that can be silently thrown  
> away, and important data that can't.

That makes sense to me. There might even be more than two categories:

- Cached for convenience - discarding this will affect performance but  
not functionality.
- Useful for offline use - discarding this will prevent some data from  
being accessed when offline.
- Critical for offline use - discarding this will prevent the app  
storing this data from working offline at all.
- Critical user data - discarding this will lead to permanent user  
data loss.


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