Consistent: Provides a consistent, opaque API, regardless of the browser.
Extensible: Custom backends can be added easily.
Backwards Compatible: Can fall back to flash or cookies if no client-side storage solution for the given browser is available.
Forwards Compatible: Supports the upcoming versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari (Opera too, if you have Flash).
Unobtrusive: Capability testing rather than browser detection, so newer standards-compliant browsers will automatically be supported.
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