ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 29 15:32:24 PST 2008
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 roger at stat.Berkeley.EDU wrote:
> to the forum:
> Using the most recent version of WebKit, I just tried
> Demo3(localStorage) provided by Ian Hickson at the site:
> and it worked just as shown in the YouTube video. But I think I am
> missing the bigger picture, because I expected that if I quit the
> browser, and opened the file
> I would see the text I had entered into the textarea (titled "Editor").
> But first.txt appeared to have no text in it. Could someone explain why
> the text was not saved into the file?
The localStorage mechanism is unrelated to files.
You can provide a file for download and saving by the user by providing a
link to the document, e.g. using a data: URL:
<a href="data:text/plain,demo">download file</a>
The user agent could provide the data to the user itself, too. However,
there is no correlation between the name of the key in the localStorage
API and any on-disk files; the use of "first.txt" in the demo was maybe
unfortunate in this regard.
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