[whatwg] Web Storage: apparent contradiction in spec

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Sep 3 17:15:03 PDT 2009

On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 7:26 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?
> Not really.  You still have the sentence "User agents should present the 
> persistent storage feature to the user in a way that associates them 
> strongly with HTTP session cookies.", which IMO recommends an overly 
> specific and rather questionable UI.  It would be okay as an example of 
> how UAs might present it, but "should" seems too strong to me.

That really isn't a specific UI. It covers a massive range of UIs 
including almost every suggestion made on this thread. The only thing it 
really discourages is having the two features be unrelated in the UI such 
that the user can empty one without even thinking about the other.

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