Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
Niall Kennedy has taken a look at the various local storage options from various browsers, and cross-browser in Boost Ajax performance using local storage.
His article touches on the good ole cookie, Flash local Shared Object, Internet Explorer userData, and Firefox DOM Storage.
He talks about pros and cons, and efforts such as dojo.storage.
Web applications using these latest technologies can deploy an upgrade on-the-fly, initializing a new set of libraries and web page templates after examining a user’s browser and bandwidth for compatibility. Web applications such as Google Calendar might store your appointments locally, exposing this data to Google Maps or other mapping applications to plan the route to your next appointment without submitting a new server requests for the same data. Your webmail will be downloaded locally, quickly loaded even if you are on a plane.
Speaking of dojo.storage, there is another update:
- New Dojo Offline Release: Offline Files + Automatic Network Status
- Moxie demo application
- Latest Status report
It is cute that the namespace has “.dot.” in it :)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:13 am