Web Storage API
HTML5 gave us this beautiful thing: consistent cross-browser local storage of ‘vast amounts’ of data on the visitor’s computer in the form of the Web Storage API. The default quota is 5MB, which is huge compared to cookies. I’m using it in the development of Bridal App. It allows the app to respond near-instant to user actions and continue to function even when offline. All modern browsers support it (on desktop as well as on mobile) so life is great. Right?
For some years now I’ve had the feeling that Firefox’ development has been going in the wrong direction. The software just never seemed to get back to the speedy experience we had with Firefox 2.
Another project I have had this feeling with is Eclipse.
It turns out that both these projects share a commonality: long, standing, unresolved issues to core functionality.
Have a look at this Firefox issue:
Bug 195361 – Can’t select text from disabled form fields