[whatwg] localStorage mutex - a solution?

Darin Fisher darin at google.com
Wed Nov 25 09:29:08 PST 2009

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:

> On 11/25/09 6:20 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>    - script calling a method implemented in native code on a host object
> ...
> If this is a MUST, this seems like a possible compat issue depending on
> whether the method is native or library-provided, at the very least. There's
> also been talk at least in Gecko of self-hosting some DOM methods in JS
> (e.g. getElementById), at which point they will no longer be implemented in
> native code.
> I'm not sure this is a fatal issue (and I haven't been following this
> thread closely enough in general to be sure of anything); just pointing out
> that it's an issue.
> -Boris

I had a similar thought as it pertains to Chrome.  I also worry about having
to do some "storage mutex" processing for every native call.  That seems
like unfortunate overhead.

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