[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

Mike Shaver mike.shaver at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 12:21:00 PDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:11 AM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> We can't treat cookies and persistent storage differently, because
> otherwise we'll expose users to cookie resurrection attacks. Maintaining
> the user's expectations of privacy is critical.

By that reasoning we can't treat cookies differently from the HTTP
cache (ETag) or history (URIs with session IDs), I think.  I don't
know of any UAs that expire history/cookie/cache in sync to avoid
correlations -- if it's even possible to do so -- and I don't think
I've seen any bugs asking Firefox to do so.


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