Here are the docs for Hash.Cookie.

Hash.Cookie is a Hash that is saved as a cookie value. The only restrictions are that the values cannot be Json incompatible (like a DOM element for example) and that the resulting Json of your values is not greater than the maximum size of a cookie (which is 4kb - 4092 characters). If you attempt to save a value that is greater than this size, the method will return false because to save it would overwrite the current value with one greater than the cookie size can be, which would truncate it (and make it no longer parsable Json).

Creating a new instance of a Hash.Cookie automatically loads the values from the cookie if present. It is identical to Hash except that it has the methods .save and .load. Additionally, it has all the options that Cookie has plus the option autoSave, which does what you think it does (defaults to true). Hash.Cookie.empty() not only empties the content but also removes the cookie.

Also note that its initialize method takes as arguments name and options, but not data (like Hash) so you have to add that using .extend, .merge, or .set.

/*	let's pretend we're saving some user preferences	*/
var prefs = new Hash.Cookie('userPreferances');
console.log(prefs.getClean()); /*	let's look at the data in the cookie	*/
	fontSize: 'big',
	colors: 'monochrome',
	bandwidth: 'hi',
  /*	this will change every time you execute this example	*/
	date: $time()
console.log(prefs.getClean()); /*	the data is updated	*/
execute this code

If you execute the block above, the first time the object will be empty (because you don't have a cookie). The second time you'll see the values. The third time, the values will all be the same, but the date value will be more recent. time

mootorial/08-plugins/02-utilityplugins/00-hash.cookie.txt · Last modified: 2008/10/27 23:53