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kurt2121
 
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Post Posted January 9th, 2017, 11:29 pm

So this file stores DOM files..

For the life of me, I cannot figure out what exactly are DOMs and what they do. Do they contain the entire content of a webpage? Search terms? Similar to cookies? I don't get it.

Anybody know what these are all about?

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Post Posted January 10th, 2017, 6:42 am


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Post Posted January 10th, 2017, 6:58 am

The web storage data is stored in the webappsstore.sqlite file.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_storage

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Post Posted January 10th, 2017, 8:59 am

There are no "DOM" files. DOM storage is whatever the webpage decides to store on your computer. Ostensibly, it consists of Key:Value text pairs, but no doubt a clever
programmer could use that to put anything, even something like child porn, on your storage drive. You can require all webpages to ask permission to use this storage by checking a box
on the Firefox Preferences (Options) > Advanced > Network tab.

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Post Posted January 10th, 2017, 1:07 pm

Grumpus wrote:DOM events



So a site like Youtube could essentially store keystrokes or search terms in the browser with this?

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Post Posted January 10th, 2017, 1:10 pm

kreemoweet wrote:There are no "DOM" files. DOM storage is whatever the webpage decides to store on your computer. Ostensibly, it consists of Key:Value text pairs, but no doubt a clever
programmer could use that to put anything, even something like child porn, on your storage drive. You can require all webpages to ask permission to use this storage by checking a box
on the Firefox Preferences (Options) > Advanced > Network tab.



I'm surprised I have never heard of this before. What would a site like Youtube do with DOMs, just for an example? Firefox has a way to view DOMs, doesn't it?

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Post Posted January 10th, 2017, 8:38 pm

kurt2121 wrote: Firefox has a way to view DOMs, doesn't it?


Yes indeed. Firefox's builtin Developer Tools > Web Console > Storage tab can show you what's in the various forms of storage maintained by the currently displayed webpage (or at least there's several
categories of storage there, but I've never personally seen anything except cookies, because I have everything else disabled AFAIK).

As far as what use it might be: well, if I ran an e-commerce site, I might prefer to have the users store their shopping cart info on their own machines, rather than burden my own server.

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