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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎02-09-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Clearing cookies



Is there anyway to clear the cookie of the entire webworks application?

New Developer
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎01-13-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 and Playbook
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Clearing cookies

Are you referring to a PlayBook or smartphone app? On the playbook, there's no way to clear cookies or cache at this time. However, you may want to consider putting a button in your application that deletes the cookie



function clearCookie(name, domain, path){
    var domain = domain || document.domain;
    var path = path || "/";
    document.cookie = name + "=; expires=" + +new Date + "; domain=" + domain + "; path=" + path;



Posts: 669
Registered: ‎02-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: Clearing cookies

Why would you want to use cookies when you can use HTML5 localStorage?

Staff UI Prototyper (read: full-time hacker)

My BB10 apps: Screamager | Scientific RPN Calculator | The Last Weather App

Posts: 610
Registered: ‎10-17-2010
My Device: (BlackBerry Z10)-> Q10/Passport Dual Use

Re: Clearing cookies

Here are some resources to help you with HTML5 localStorage:

W3C Spec:
Sample Code for a simple "To Do"  Application:

The Javascript

This code requires you include jQuery



      // 'Edit' is ID of wrapper which holds data
      var edit = document.getElementById('edit');

            localStorage.setItem('todoData', this.innerHTML);

       //when the page loads, retrieve data in localStorage
       if ( localStorage.getItem('todoData') )
           edit.innerHTML = localStorage.getItem('todoData');

       // Target a button, click to clear localStorage
        var btn = document.getElementById('but');



To clear localStorage idem with key of 'todoData' (or whatever key you set), use:


 This will have better effect than cookies.



<!-- include your jquery, and js files in the header -->

<!-- set contenteditable property to value of true -->
<ul id="edit" contenteditable="true">

<button id="but">Clear To Do List</button>

Hope that helps.

By the way @TheMarco. Screamager looks awesome. Did you use straight HTML5/CSS, WebWorks to develop?