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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
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Using IndexedDB

Besides local and session storage, IndexedDB also provides us with a way to store user data in the browser. IndexedDB is more advanced than local storage: it allows us to store data in object stores and supports indexing the data.

In this recipe, we're going to create a simple todo list app which stores its data in IndexedDB. We're going to use the Angular framework covered in Chapter 10, Data Binding Frameworks to simplify our code. We're going to find out if IndexedDB is a better choice for larger, more complicated data models with more complex search and retrieval needs.

The todo list application will support current and archived items and will allow filtering the items by date.

How to do it...

Let's write the code:

  1. Create index.html. To simplify our application code, we're going to use angular.js templates. Our template will contain the following elements:

    • A select to pick between current and archived todos

    • A date range filter using HTML5 date components

    • A todo list with a checkbox...