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Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012 by Mark Collins

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CHAPTER 11

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Indexed DB

As browser technology has evolved, providing more and more functionality on the client device, the need to store and manipulate data locally has increased as well. To address this need, two competing technologies have emerged:

  • Web SQL – An SQL engine hosted within the browser.
  • Indexed DB – An API for storing and retrieving objects using keys and indices.

image Note  In November 2010, the W3C Working Group decided to stop work on Web SQL and it is no longer part of the HTML5 specifications. Several browsers still support it however, ...

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