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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

Overview of this book

HTML5 is everywhere. From PCs to tablets to smartphones and even TVs, the web is the most ubiquitous application platform and information medium bar. Its becoming a first class citizen in established operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 8 as well as the primary platform of new operating systems such as Google Chrome OS. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" contains over 100 recipes explaining how to utilize modern features and techniques when building websites or web applications. This book will help you to explore the full power of HTML5 - from number rounding to advanced graphics to real-time data binding. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" starts with the display of text and related data. Then you will be guided through graphs and animated visualizations followed by input and input controls. Data serialization, validation and communication with the server as well as modern frameworks with advanced features like automatic data binding and server communication will also be covered in detail.This book covers a fast track into new libraries and features that are part of HTML5!
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook
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Routing, filters, and backend services in Angular

To better utilize the browser's Back button functionality, as well as allow users to copy and paste links, Angular provides a router module. The router functions similarly to a server-side router, with the path appended in the URL after the hash along with query string parameters. It will redirect the user to the appropriate pair of controller and view.

Additionally, to share data between views and the server, we need to define a module for the backend storage. We're going to use HTML5 localStorage instead—the resulting code will be very similar.

In this recipe, we're going to build a simple markdown-based wiki that stores pages in local storage. Angular also supports filters, so we're going to write a markdown filter module.

How to do it...

Let's write our Angular app:

  1. Create a file named index.html that will host the Angular application. It includes all the necessary scripts and sets up the div element that will host the views:

    <!doctype html...