Cookies are not suitable for large amounts of data, because they are passed on
by EVERY request to the server, making it very slow and in-effective.
HTML5 offers two new objects for storing data on the client:
- localStorage - stores data with no time limit
- sessionStorage - stores data for one session
Data is NOT passed on by every server request,
but used ONLY when asked for. It is possible to store large amounts of data
without affecting the website's performance.
The data is stored in different areas for different websites, and a website can
only access data stored by itself.
The localStorage Object
The localStorage object stores the data with no time limit. The data will be
available the next day, week, or year.
How to create and access a localStorage:
localStorage.pagevisitcount =Number(localStorage.pagevisitcount) +1;
localStorage.pagevisitcount + " time(s).");
The sessionStorage Object
The sessionStorage object stores the data for one session. The data is deleted
when the user closes the browser window.
How to create and access a sessionStorage:
sessionStorage.pagevisitcount =Number(localStorage.pagevisitcount) +1;
sessionStorage.pagevisitcount + " time(s).");