[whatwg] DOM Storage feedback
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jan 13 01:41:46 PST 2009
On Mon, 28 Apr 2008, Brady Eidson wrote:
> Anne was asserting that since the interface for setItem() specifies a
> DOMString as the input, anything you pass it will be stringified.
> Therefore passing it the null value would be stringified to "null".
> This is what you currently see in all the major browsers with
> window.alert(null), for example, which is also specified as a DOMString
> input parameter.
> Therefore a call to setItem("foo", null); becomes, in effect,
> setItem("foo", "null");
> Is this correct?
> If so, the spec is fine as-is, and removeItem() is the only way to
> remove an individual item.
That is correct, at least currently. I am tempted to change this to
[Null=Empty], though (i.e. make 'null' act like the empty string).
However, I'm somewhat stuck on this as it depends on what happens with
[Null] in WebIDL.
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