[whatwg] LocalStorage in workers

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Wed Sep 16 17:03:44 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Michael Nordman <michaeln at google.com>wrote:

> > Is it?  Can you provide some use cases?  :-)
> Um...sure... an app sets up a shared worker whose function it is to sync
> up/down changes to the data the application manages...
> * pageA makes changes, other pageB sees it by virtue of an event and
> reflects change it it view of the world... worker sees the change to by
> virtue of the same event and pushes it up.
> * worker receive delta from server... and makes the change locally... pageA
> and B see that by virtue of the event.
> What is the use case for silo'd worker storage?

I mentioned this earlier and also explained that a work-around is to do this
via message passing rather than shared memory.  As I explained in a couple
emails, shared memory is just an "optimization".  And, as Robert explained,
it's not ever clear whether it's a performance optimization or not...it
might just be a simpler way to program.

When I asked if you had any use cases, I was asking whether there were any
use cases that could not be solved efficiently/reasonably elegantly by
worker-only storage.
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