Originally Posted by WolfShade
However, I tried testing with a .htm document that I created (via NotePad) on my Desktop, and it's not working.. at all.
For localStorage, is location going to determine if it's going to work? Will it not work, if it's on the same machine from which I am testing?
How are you accessing the local file? I would expect that if you are running a local server and access the page via http://localhost that it should work exactly the same on your computer as it does if uploaded to a remote server.
While it is obvious that cookies will not work if you try to run the page directly without a web server as the cookies get passed to and from the server it isn't as obvious why localStorage should have the same restriction except that the security is supposed to work based on the domain name and pages run directly don't have a domain name (which is one possibility as to why it doesn't work outside a server).