[whatwg] HTML Cookie API
darin at chromium.org
Tue Feb 23 22:22:49 PST 2010
On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 9:15 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 8:56 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:
> >> The document.cookie API is kind of terrible. Web developers shouldn't
> >> have to parse a cookie-string or prepare a properly formated
> >> set-cookie-string. Here's a proposal for an HTML cookie API that
> >> isn't as terrible:
> >> I'd like to propose we include this API in a future version of HTML.
> >> As always, feedback welcome.
> > I really think the API should be asynchronous, as to avoid the mess
> > that .localStorage currently is.
I have frequently seen code like this:
document.cookie = "foo=1";
if (document.cookie.indexOf("foo") == -1) return;
document.cookie = "bar=2";
if (document.cookie.indexOf("bar") == -1) return;
I presume it is not uncommon for web authors to want to know if the cookies
were set. Maybe there should be an optional error callback on
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