[whatwg] Proposal for Web Storage expiration
Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 15:49:55 PDT 2010
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 6:33 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> This relies on sites actually using this feature. I don't see any reason
> to believe sites would use this enough to make a dent here.
A lot of sites set expiration dates for cookies, don't they?
> If an author is aware enough to do this, then he's presumably also aware
> enough to just crawl through the existing keys, nuking the ones that are
> no longer in use.
> . . .
> That can easily be done without UA support.
Yes, this would just be a convenience. I don't see anything you could
do with built-in expiration that you couldn't do without. You could
always emulate it by storing the last-modified date, and then wrapping
every access in a function that checks the last-modified date and
deletes it if it's too old.
More information about the whatwg