[whatwg] Accessing cookies from workers

Michael Nordman michaeln at google.com
Thu Mar 5 17:33:54 PST 2009

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 5:23 PM, Michael Nordman <michaeln at google.com> wrote:
>> Allowing cookie to be set would unfortunately create a synchronous
>> communication channel between the worker and the main window. This is
>> something that we need to avoid to prevent users from having to deal
>> with locking and other thread related issues.
> Hmmm... the cookie setting API could be async in workers.

In the absence of providing such an API, one exists (provided network
connectivity) indirectly in the form the XHR... ask the server to
either read or set cookies values for you.

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