[whatwg] Something better than DOM_QUOTA_ERROR when LocalStorage is immutable?
darin at apple.com
Thu Jun 4 09:24:15 PDT 2009
On Jun 4, 2009, at 12:27 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Doesn't this reveal what mode the user is using to view the site?
> That seems kind of bad.
It all depends on the intent of the feature.
Some browsers have features intended to shield the identity of the
person doing browsing from the site. Similarly the browser would not
want the site to be able to detect that this was an anonymous browsing
Safari has long had a feature, Private Browsing, intended to allow
browsing without leaving record on the computer that the browsing took
place. That feature makes no attempt to mislead the websites about who
is doing the browsing and does not try to “anonymize” the browsing.
And the code in WebKit we are discussing was originally created to
implement part of this Safari feature.
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