Starting with Safari 4, iPhone/iPad OS3, Chrome 5, and Opera 10.5 (Desktop), HTML5 Local Databases are now supported. Darkcrimson is sharing tutorial and the basic examples how to get started with HTML5 Local Database. First we check if the browser supports the openDatabase method, is so we continue and define the database parameters:
shortNameis the DB name as it will be referred to by the browser and SQL
versionopenDatabase version. 1.0 for this (more on that here)
displayNameThe full display name / description of the database
maxSizeThis is max size in bytes is the size you expect the database to reach. This is essential for memory management purposes.
Next, we call the
createTables(); function where the table is defined and pre-populated with initial data (optional).