12354 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2010 9:25 PM by Sprocket 999
In Safari version 4.0.4 for the Mac.
Safari menu / Preferences... / Security
Database storage: "None" allowed before asking
Below that you can press the "Show Databases" button.
That lists the databases and includes buttons for "Remove" and "Remove All"
On the iPod Touch go to
Settings / Safari /
Below "Accept Cookies" and above "Clear History" is "Databases >"
Touch that and you are presented with any databases for Safari.
Touch a database and you see "Used" and "Max Size" but, no way to delete the database.
For information on the existence of databases in Safari see http://www.apple.com/safari/features.html . There are 9 references to "database' the first being in the section titled "HTML5 Offline Support"
I believe you have yourself worried over somethings that really doesn't exist yet.
My Safari database storage limit is set to 10mb (default) and there are no databases present. As I said before, what databases? Maybe a web developer will chime in and tell us what this setting is for in Safari. It is not a parameter in FireFox and Chrome but maybe it will become one when HTML5 becomes dominant.
On your touch, your databases are mail.google.com and Google Maps. You can choose not to have a gmail account but Maps will always be there as it is a default application.
When and if developers actually develop databases and HTML5 code for Safari, I'll worry about it then.
Thanx for bringing this issue up. I didn't even know this existed. Anyhow, I checked mine, and sure enough there was an Apple 'help' one there. So I nixed it.
By now, I'm sure you figured out that you only need to go into Settings > Safari and above "Clear History" is "Databases" (which only is visible IF you have any). Touch that and you are presented with any databases for Safari. Touch each listed database, touch the 'Edit' in the upper right. Then just delete in normal fashion.
I hope that is helpful.