[whatwg] Why is the feature "Web Storage" removed from HTML5 Spec?

zhao Matt mattzhaoweb at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 23:00:35 PDT 2010

I know 'Web Storage' is a separate specification now, :)

I just want to know the motivation behind it , so  editors(e.g. Ian) '
design ideas can better  be understood . They must have some reasons to make
the decision.

2010/8/28 Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) <ifette at google.com>

> Many features are now in separate specifications / drafts, linked to in the
> introduction you reference. It doesn't mean they're dead, indeed web storage
> has been implemented by a number of browsers as have other features listed
> there such as geolocation, websockets, etc. Don't read too much into it.
> HTML5 is a single specification, it doesn't mean that it's the only
> specification browsers support. For instance, all browsers support CSS - CSS
> is not in the HTML5 specification, it's a distinct specification. There are
> many logistical advantages etc, again, don't read too much into it.
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 7:19 AM, zhao Matt <mattzhaoweb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I saw HTML5 spec 's introduction<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/introduction.html#introduction>includes the following content,
>> "Features that are not currently in this document that were in the past
>> considered part of HTML5...,, include:... Web Storage"
>> I know "Web Storage" provides ways for web applications to store
>> key-value data in the browser, effectively replacing cookies, but I am
>> curious why is the feature removed from HTML5 Spec? or  Why can't the
>> feature be contained in HTML5?   thanks.
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