[webkit-dev] Request for Position on AccessHandles for the Origin Private File System

Emanuel Krivoy fivedots at chromium.org
Fri Aug 27 10:37:31 PDT 2021

Hello webkit-dev,

Has there been any news on this request?

Thank you,
Emanuel Krivoy

On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 4:16 PM Emanuel Krivoy <fivedots at chromium.org> wrote:

> Hello webkit-dev,
> We would like to get an official position on AccessHandles (
> https://github.com/WICG/file-system-access/blob/main/AccessHandle.md), an
> extension to the Origin Private File System that brings very performant
> access to data. This new surface differs from existing ones by offering
> in-place and exclusive write access to a file’s content. This change, along
> with the ability to consistently read unflushed modifications and the
> availability of a synchronous variant on dedicated workers, significantly
> improves performance and unblocks new use cases for the File System Access
> API.
> We had requested a position on a previous iteration of this API:
> https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2021-February/031689.html.
> This new proposal is a response to feedback that Storage Foundation seemed
> to duplicate existing functionality and should be integrated into the File
> System Access API.
> Thank you,
> Emanuel Krivoy
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