[whatwg] localStorage mutex - a solution?

Rob Ennals rob.ennals at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 14:13:03 PST 2009

[this is Rob Ennals from Intel, posting from gmail over my phone while  
at tpac]

How about this for a solution for the localStorage mutex problem:

"the user agent MAY release the storage mutex on *any* API operation  
except localStorage itself"

This guarantees that the common case of "several storage operations in  
a row with nothing in-between" works, but gives the implementors the  
freedom to release the storage mutex wherever else they find they need  

I ran this by a few people at the W3C tpac (where I am now) and  
everyone I talked to seemed to think this would work.

Let the objections commence.....


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