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HTML Local Storage

HTML Local Storage

Welcome to our session on HTML Local Storage! In this session, we will dive into the world of storing data within the browser for future use.

What is HTML Local Storage?

HTML Local Storage is a powerful feature that allows you to store data locally within the browser, even after the browser has been closed. This data is stored on the user's computer and is accessible by the same domain that created it.

How to Use HTML Local Storage?

To use HTML Local Storage, you simply need to use the localStorage object provided by the browser. This object exposes various methods that allow you to store, retrieve, and manipulate data.

Storing Data in Local Storage

To store data in local storage, you can use the setItem() method. This method takes two parameters: a key and a value. The key is used to identify the data, and the value is the data you want to store.

Retrieving Data from Local Storage

To retrieve data from local storage, you can use the getItem() method. This method takes a single parameter: the key of the data you want to retrieve.

Removing Data from Local Storage

To remove data from local storage, you can use the removeItem() method. This method takes a single parameter: the key of the data you want to remove.

Clearing the Local Storage

To clear the entire local storage, you can use the clear() method. This method removes all data from the local storage.

Advantages of Using Local Storage

There are several advantages of using local storage:

  • Persistence: Data stored in local storage persists even after the browser is closed or the computer is restarted.
  • Accessibility: Data stored in local storage can be accessed by any script on the same domain that created it.
  • Large Capacity: Local storage can store up to 5MB of data, which is significantly more than cookies.

Disadvantages of Using Local Storage

There are also a few disadvantages to using local storage:

  • Security: Data stored in local storage is not encrypted, so it can be accessed by anyone who has access to the user's computer.
  • Scope: Data stored in local storage is only accessible by scripts on the same domain that created it.
  • No Expiration: Data stored in local storage does not expire, so it can accumulate over time and potentially slow down the browser.

When to Use Local Storage?

Local storage is ideal for storing data that needs to be persisted across browser sessions, such as:

  • User preferences
  • Shopping cart contents
  • Authentication tokens
  • Game scores

Local Storage Methods

Local Storage Methods

  • setItem(): Stores a key-value pair in local storage.
  • getItem(): Retrieves the value associated with a given key from local storage.
  • removeItem(): Removes a key-value pair from local storage.
  • clear(): Removes all key-value pairs from local storage.
  • key(): Returns the key at the specified index.
  • length: Returns the number of key-value pairs in local storage.

setItem()

localStorage.setItem('key', 'value');

Sets the value of the key 'key' to 'value' in local storage.

getItem()

localStorage.getItem('key');

Gets the value of the key 'key' from local storage.

removeItem()

localStorage.removeItem('key');

Removes the key 'key' and its associated value from local storage.

clear()

localStorage.clear();

Clears all key-value pairs from local storage.

key()

localStorage.key(index);

Returns the key at the specified index in local storage.

length

localStorage.length;

Returns the number of key-value pairs in local storage.

Next Topic: HTML Session Storage

In the next session, we will explore HTML Session Storage, which is similar to Local Storage but with a different scope and lifetime. Follow us to learn more!