I love how the internet works some days. After spending most of Friday researching HTML5 local storage and how it might work with a new web app we’re creating I came in this morning to find a nice link in an article in my RSS reader mentioning this…
Imagine you’re filling a complex form on site, or typing effervescent and extensive comment. And when you’re almost done with that browser is crashed, or you closed tab mistakenly, or electricity is turned off, or something else break your efforts. Disgusting, huh? With Sisyphus on site you just reopen page in your modern (with HTML5 support) browser and see all your changes at that forms. It’s lightweight (3.5 KB) jQuery plugin uses Local Storage to prevent your work being lost.
Perfect. Just what I was looking for. You can read more about Sisyphus on the Github page here…http://simsalabim.github.com/sisyphus/
I’ll be taking a good look at this over the next week or so and other options for HTML5 local storage and how it might work with large forms and in browser calculations.