Persistent local storage with HTML5 Web Storage

HTML5 supports local storage with key-value pairs. The specification for local storage in HTML5 is called “Web Storage cialis for sale in phoenix,az. “. Storage is demonstrated in the example below by storing and retrieving an array of actors.

<!DOCTYPE html>

    <title>Local storage with HTML5 Web Storage</title>

    <script type="text/javascript">
        var output;

        // Checks if local storage is supported
        function storageSupported() {
            try {
              return 'localStorage' in window && window['localStorage'] !== null;
            } catch (e) {
              return false;

        // Stores dummy data
        function storeData(){
            output = document.getElementById('output');

                // Store the JSON encoded array of actors
                localStorage["actors"] = '[{"actor":"Chuck Norris"},{"actor":"Steven Seagal"},{"actor":"Arnold Schwarzenegger"}]';
            } else {
                // Shown if the browser does not support HTML5 local storage
                output.innerHTML += "HTML5 local storage is not supported by your browser";

        // Outputs the stored key-value pairs
        function showStoredData(){
            // Retrieve the JSON encoded array and decode it
            var actors = eval(localStorage["actors"]);

            for(var i=0;i<actors.length;i++){
                output.innerHTML += "Actor: " + actors[i].actor + "\n";

            output.innerHTML += "\nStored data: \n";

            // Output each key-value pair
            for(var key in localStorage){
                output.innerHTML += "Key: " + key + " Value: " + localStorage[key] + "\n";


<body onload='storeData();showStoredData();'>

<pre id='output'></pre>



Actor: Chuck Norris
Actor: Steven Seagal
Actor: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Stored data:
Key: actors Value: [{"actor":"Chuck Norris"},{"actor":"Steven Seagal"},{"actor":"Arnold Schwarzenegger"}]

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