Monday, May 15, 2006
Moxie: Open Source Web Editor with Persistent Client-Side Storage and Offline Support
[Note: This blog post is out of date. For up to date information on Dojo Offline please see the official web page.]
I put up a big blog post a few weeks ago about dojo.storage, but I think one cool aspect got lost in that pretty technical, long post: Moxie.
Moxie is a demo of dojo.storage I created to show off the capabilities of dojo.storage and put it through it's paces. It is a web-based, rich text-editor that needs no server; instead, it can save your private files locally, up to megabytes of local, client-side data. Even better, it works offline.
Moxie works across the big three: IE 6+, Firefox, and Safari. It uses hidden Flash for the storage mechanism, but it uses Flash 6+ features, which are on 97% of the installed base of the Internet (Flash is one of the most installed pieces of software in the world).
Moxie is open source under a BSD license, and is in the Dojo Subversion repository (under trunk/demos/storage/). I'd love for folks to keep evolving it and adding more features, and publicize it some more so we can help QA test the underlying dojo.storage framework it uses.
Email me if you run into issues, and include your OS, browser, and Flash version.
Your Moxie is very very interesting. I have a small question? What is the minimum Dojo library requirement for activate storage?
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