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HTML5 Web Application Development By Example Beginner's guide by J.M. Gustafson

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Saving the state of the application

We have a pretty functional tasklist application now. We can add, remove, and move tasks around. We can even edit the name of an existing task. There's only one problem. Since we added all of these task elements to the DOM dynamically, they won't be there the next time the user comes back to the application. We need a way to save the tasklist, so the next time the user comes back to the application the tasks will still be there. Otherwise, what's the point?

HTML5 has just the thing for that-Web Storage. Web Storage is a new API in HTML5 that allows you to store information on the client. In the past, the only kind of storage available on the client was cookies. But cookies aren't a great way to store data on ...

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