[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec
snej at google.com
Mon Aug 31 11:25:45 PDT 2009
On Aug 31, 2009, at 11:18 AM, Peter Kasting wrote:
> The spec says basically what you want except that it uses "should".
> It seems like UAs and authors would both be satisfied with this; I
> don't expect any UA vendor to wantonly discard local storage data.
By encouraging the UI to treat local storage as a type of cookie, the
spec is contributing to user confusion that can lead to the type of
data loss that I described in my previous message.
Since user data loss is one of the very worst things any program can
do to a user, I'd like the spec to encourage UAs to take a bit more
care with local storage.
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