[whatwg] whatwg Digest, Vol 71, Issue 72

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Wed Feb 24 08:50:49 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 3:55 AM, Anthony <antscape at gmail.com> 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:
>> https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AZpchfQ5mBrEZGQ0cDh3YzRfMTRmdHFma21kMg&hl=en
>> I'd like to propose we include this API in a future version of HTML.
>> As always, feedback welcome.
> Sounds good, just a little suggestion:
> Maybe something like document.cookies.push({name: "a", value: "b"}) and/or
> document.cookies["a"]="b". Something similar to HTMLElement.style?

What's the advantage of putting the methods on a sub object of
document?  That just seems like additional complexity.  We don't want
to use the array syntax because we want the API to be asynchronous.


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