HTML5 Web Storage, also known as local storage or browser storage, allows you to store data on the client-side of a web application. This data can be stored and retrieved even after the user closes the browser or restarts their computer.
There are two types of HTML5 Web Storage: session storage and local storage.
Session storage is a type of storage that is specific to a single session or tab in a web browser. Data stored in session storage is deleted when the user closes the tab or the session ends.
Local storage, on the other hand, persists even after the user closes the browser or restarts their computer. This data is stored on the client-side and can be accessed by any tab or window in the same origin.
localStorage.setItem("username", "John Doe");
And here’s an example of how to retrieve data from local storage:
var username = localStorage.getItem("username");
It’s important to note that the data stored in HTML5 Web Storage is limited in size and can vary depending on the browser and device. In general, it’s recommended to store small amounts of data, such as strings or small JSON objects.
HTML5 Web Storage is a useful feature for creating web applications that can store data on the client-side, which can improve the performance and user experience of your application.