Storage Foundation API is a storage API that resembles a very basic filesystem, with direct access to stored data through buffers and offsets. Our goal is to give developers flexibility by providing generic, simple, and performant primitives upon which they can build higher-level components. It's particularly well suited for Wasm-based libraries and applications that want to use custom storage algorithms to fine-tune execution speed and memory usage.
A generic, performant and low-level storage API would enable web developers to create or port storage libraries that offer the right guarantees and interface for their application. Pushing the storage layer onto the client-side allows developers to rely on interfaces that are cross-platform and widens the possible APIs from the ones currently provided by the Web Platform to the ones that could be ported or created.
Status in Chromium
In developer trial (Behind a flag) (tracking bug) in:
- Chrome for desktop release 83
- Chrome for Android release 83
Consensus & Standardization
Intent to Prototype urlIntent to Prototype thread
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Last updated on 2021-05-20