Overview of HTML5 Web Storage

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Overview of HTML5 Web Storage

Overview of HTML5 Web Storage

Before HTML5, the standard way of storing data on the client was to use cookies. But cookies weren't really meant to store a lot of data and the JavaScript methods for accessing, modifying and removing them are a bit clumsy.

HTML5 offers a very simple and straightforward way to create, read, update, and delete variables that are stored between user sessions (localStorage) or just for a single session (sessionStorage). We'll take a look at both of these.

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