[whatwg] Storage quota introspection and modification

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 13:29:58 PST 2010

2010/3/11 Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) <ifette at google.com>:
> Yes, but I think there may be uses of things like storage for non-offline
> uses (pre-fetching email attachments, saving an email that is in a draft
> state etc.)  If it's relatively harmless, like 1mb usage, I don't want to
> pop up an infobar, I just want to allow it. So, I don't really want to have
> an infobar each time a site uses one of these features for the first time,
> I'd like to allow innocuous use if possible. But at the same time, I want
> apps to be able to say up front, at a time when the user is thinking about
> it (because they just clicked something on the site, presumably) "here's
> what I am going to need".

This is precisely my preferred interaction model as well.  Absolutely
silent use of a relatively small amount of resources, just like
cookies are done today, but with a me-initiated ability to authorize
it to act like a full app with unlimited resources (or at least much
larger resources).


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