Storage Lite provides a lightweight YUI 3 API for persistent cross-browser local key/value storage similar to the HTML5 localStorage API. Supported browsers include IE6+, Firefox 2+, Safari 3.1+, Chrome 4+, and Opera 10.5+. No browser plugins are required (not even Flash).
Storage Lite will automatically use the best available local storage API supported by the browser it’s running in. The complexities of the following storage APIs are all wrapped in a loving YUI 3 embrace and presented to you as a single consistent HTML5-like API:
Firefox 3.5+, Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, IE8+, Opera 10.5+: localStorage – these modern browsers all support the core localStorage functionality defined in the Web Storage spec.
Firefox 2.x and 3.0.x: Gecko globalStorage, an early API similar to localStorage.
Safari 3.1 and 3.2: Database Storage, because Safari 3.1 and 3.2 don’t support localStorage.
IE6, IE7: userData persistence, a rarely used IE feature for associating string data with an element on a web page and persisting it between pageviews.
When minified, Storage Lite weighs in at about 2.6KB before gzip, making it ideal for performance-critical web apps that need client-side storage capabilities across all A-grade browsers and can’t depend on non-standard browser extensions.
examples directory for usage examples.
IE userData storage, which is used for IE6 and IE7, has a per-document storage limit (in most cases) of 64KB, which is much lower than the limits of the other storage providers. If you exceed this limit, a
Y.StorageFullErrorexception will be raised.
IE userData storage persists across pageviews, but does not persist across browser restarts. All other storage providers persist across both pageviews and browser restarts.
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