[whatwg] localStorage + worker processes

Michael Nordman michaeln at google.com
Fri Mar 20 15:42:01 PDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Dmitry Titov <dimich at google.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 2:39 PM, Drew Wilson <atwilson at google.com> wrote:
>> One alternative I'd like to propose is to remove access to localStorage
>> for dedicated workers, and give SharedWorkers access to localStorage, but
>> have that storage be partitioned by the worker name (i.e. the worker can
>> access it, but it's not shared with web pages or any other workers and so
>> you don't have any synchronicity issues).
> This may be interesting. It allows to keep single API for localStorage. Most
> of the usage is probably going to happen inside such a worker - in other
> words, sharing the info with other pages of the same origin may not be
> needed, and there is always async communication when a live page wants to
> share data with a shared worker.

Interesting... essentially a page/worker specific persistent
repository... doesn't span in the way "localStorage" does.

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