I don't really think the question merits being undeleted, for a couple of reasons:
- As others have pointed out, not only here but also on the original question, it's hopelessly out of date because the answers were written well before the HTML 5 specification was finalized.
- There's only one answer there that's even any good. The rest are pointless one-liners—noise.
Since you really wanted that one good answer, I'll repost it here for you:
Wikipedia has a table comparing the various browser engines and what
portions of HTML5 they support.
A reposted internal Yahoo! article also details some differences
between localstorage support, to quote:
Firefox 3.5, Safari 4, IE8, Chrome 4+: HTML5 localStorage; these modern browsers all support the core localStorage functionality
defined in the HTML5 draft.
Firefox 2.x and 3.0: Gecko globalStorage, a very early implementation similar to HTML5’s localStorage.
Safari 3.1 & 3.2: HTML5 Database Storage, because Safari 3.1 and 3.2 don’t support HTML5 localStorage.
IE6, IE7: userData persistence, a rarely used IE feature for associating string data with an element on a web page and persisting
it between pageviews.
Google Chrome Pre 4: Gears Database API, which is built into earlier versions of Chrome and thus doesn’t require a separate
If you want a place where you can post and maintain updated answers to a similar question, then I recommend forgetting about this one and asking a new question. And when you do so, make sure that you do it in such a way that it fits within our Q&A format and lends itself to specific, constructive answers.