[whatwg] DOM Storage feedback

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue Jan 13 11:28:42 PST 2009

On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 19:32:16 +0100, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 4:48 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com>  
> wrote:
>> alert() requires it.
> How so? I couldn't imagine how a site could depend on that.

Debugging, for one. You can't mean that you'd consider making alert(null)  
give a dialog that contains the empty string rather than "null".

>> Besides that I believe we (Opera) specifically did it
>> for methods here and there to be more compatible with Internet Explorer  
>> and make sites work better.
> Do you know of any sites worked better because of the change? Or
> indeed that were affected at all by the change?

No, sorry. I believe WebKit is doing it as well though for a number of  
methods/attributes, but it's been a while since I looked into this.

Anne van Kesteren

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