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Re: Local Storage Not Retaining Data Between Local Browser Sessions

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 13:55:52 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTinzd9UO2r-k5tCq3jfGi-bcgjpDOf-Cf_xxWswR@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Ronald Lane <rlane6013@verizon.net>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 10:11 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Ronald Lane <rlane6013@verizon.net> wrote:
>> We would like to develop a system (javascript) to run on a local browser. We
>> would like to make use of local storage however in testing this out we see
>> that when running the app from a server local storage works fine but when
>> running the app locally it fails to retain the data between sessions.
>>
>> Is this an intended function?
>
> This is really a problem with the file: protocol rather than a problem
> with localStorage. localStorage works on the basis of origin, a
> concept which is defined for protocols like http: and https:, however
> I believe so far has not been defined for file:. I'd recommend talking
> with the IETF, though I wouldn't get my hopes up as it's really a very
> hard problem to solve unfortunately.

Yeah, we've basically punted on the origin of file URLs in IETF-land.

Adam
Received on Monday, 29 November 2010 21:56:57 GMT

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