Travis CI web interface is blank unless permission is granted for persistent browser storage

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In my main browser profile, I have persistent storage disallowed by default, granting it only for sites that I trust to use it appropriately and feel they would enrich the user experience with how they use it.

For everything else, I use a separate ephemerally-configured browser. It’d be nice if I could at least see build status information on travis-ci.com in my primary browser.

The empherally configured browser is for digitally unhygienic websites operated by companies with questionable motives or poor technology practices. I believe Travis CI isn’t deserving of that designation. You can, and usually do, much better :slight_smile:

Instead, all the privacy-conscious user gets to see right now is a blank page:

Steps:

I’m pretty sure this is unintentional. It’s a common mistake due to the JavaScript missing the required try/catch clause around one of the statements that reads an optional value from window.localStorage on travis-ci.com. The code already deals with the value being absent, it just needs to also catch the allocation error and treat it the same as if there were no value stored.