[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

Linus Upson linus at google.com
Thu Aug 27 19:42:27 PDT 2009

My concerns are around browser UAs. AIR, Dashboard, XULRunner, Extensions,
etc. can have different policies. I simply want clicking on links in my
browser to be safe.

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 5:53 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Linus Upson<linus at google.com> wrote:
> > I don't think there is consensus at Google yet.
> > I'm not saying that UAs shouldn't provide file-like lifetime semantics
> for
> > storage. I'm just saying the user should decide, not the web page.
> Linus, are you only considering traditional in-browser web apps that
> don't go through an "install" process of any sort (i.e., I go to a URL
> in my web browser)?
> Would you hold a different opinion for different types of HTML5-based
> applications (like the TiddlyWiki app that gets copied locally)? Or
> would you require that all apps go through an install process that
> acquires quota, permissions, etc.?
> It seems like others are objecting to your position based on different
> application models than the ones you have in mind.
> -- Dirk
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