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[whatwg] Some likeness of DOM Session scope

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 21:57:59 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0509072151160.26999@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
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:
   http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#client-side

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