Browsers have notoriously been isolated from the rest of the operating system for security reasons. With HTML5, several APIs have come forth that allow tighter integration with the operating system of the device that the user may be on and to offer more typical user experiences of a native application. We have grouped three of these APIs into this chapter on the browser experience. The three APIs allow for the following types of user experiences:
• Drag and drop of objects outside the browser and inside the page
• Application cache storage to allow for offline web page usage
• Desktop notifications to alert users to events in the browser window
In this chapter, you will learn about these APIs even though they are ...