[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 16:55:16 PDT 2009

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 6:31 PM, Peter Kasting<pkasting at google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 4:26 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> There's more wording in a later section on cookie resurrection which gives
>> more background. Does that satisfy your request?
> I think that later section actually muddies the waters.
> Something like this would be more clear: "If users attempt to protect their
> privacy by clearing cookies without also clearing persistent storage data,
> sites can defeat those attempts by using the two features as redundant
> backup for each other.  User agents should present the interfaces for
> clearing these in a way that helps users to understand this possibility and
> enables them to delete data in both simultaneously."
> IMO this achieves what you're trying for while leaving the actual UI design
> as open as possible.

I would love language to this effect.


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