[whatwg] Some likeness of DOM Session scope
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Sep 7 14:57:59 PDT 2005
On Thu, 21 Apr 2005, Kornel Lesinski wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 14:07:45 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> Anyone have any concrete proposals? :-)
> Persistent associative array that stores anything*, just like session
> object in PHP and ASP.
> This might be called: document.localCookies
Is window.sessionStorage and window.globalStorage ok?
> Scope would be just like in HTTP cookies, but these wouldn't be sent to
> the server and wouldn't have length limit.
> To store object:
> document.localCookies['key_name'].value = anything;
> To retrieve object:
> anything = document.localCookies['key_name'].value;
Yup, pretty much exactly that:
To store object:
window.sessionStorage['key_name'].value = anything;
To retrieve object:
anything = window.sessionStorage['key_name'].value;
> * only /Storable/ objects should be allowed. Storable objects are the
> ones that implement "sleep" and "wake" methods that (un)serialize them.
> That would be save/load XML for DOMNodes, toString/parseInt/etc for
> basic types.
Not quite the way I defined it, but the idea is the same.
Thanks for the feedback, please let me know if the proposal is ok:
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