Memoria is an extensible form storage for memorising user inputs. Never again will you lose form data!
Install via npm:
npm install memoria-js
Although Memoria is zero configuration, there are a few requirements to get it working using native
formcontainers must have a unique
nameattribute per website;
textareafields must have a unique
data-memoria-nameattribute per form;
radiomust be implemented specially.
- All custom input fields must be implemented using the provided hooks.
All of the unit tests for Memoria are written in Jasmine and can be run with
You're more than welcome to contribute to the Memoria project! Please include unit tests and it'll be more than happily merged in.
Since a form submission is no guarantee that the form data was received successfully, Memoria leaves it entirely up to you to clear the stored form data.
memoria.clear('form-name'); on your form submission, AJAX request
onSuccess handler, etc... once you're sure the data has been safely received.
Overloading Event Name
Memoria allows for each supported input type to overload the default event name.
For example, on an
input field that is of
type text, the default event is
onkeyup. However, by adding the
data-memoria-event="onclick" attribute to the
input node, the
_save method is now invoked on the
onclick event instead of
Problem of Radio Inputs
input elements with the type
radio have the same names, they are indistinguishable from one another, which makes it problematic to pinpoint which one the value should be applied to. However, Memoria overcomes this by allowing you to specify a custom name for all of your nodes – for the most part this should be avoided, because the
name attribute will suffice, but on
radio inputs it is a must! Simply add the
data-memoria-name attribute to each
input and ensure their names are unique.
By default Memoria will attempt to find all
textarea fields. However, sometimes you not want a particular node to use Memoria. For this you can simply define the
data-memoria-ignore attribute on any node.
HTML5 Input Fields
Memoria supports all HTML5 input fields – the Baker's Dozen as they're endearingly known. As with all native
input fields, there is zero configuration and they will all work out-of-the-box.
HTML5 inputs are:
By default, Memoria supports all default
data-memoria-input attribute with a value – the value will be used to load your custom delegator object.
From the above code – as seen in example/index.html, Memoria will be looking for an
data-memoria-input– name of the delegator class to handle the callbacks;
data-memoria-event– on which event(s) to respond to the element;
data-memoria-name– name of the input for when it's stored in
If it's necessary, you can also specify multiple events with
data-memoria-event by separating them with a comma – don't worry about whitespace, Memoria will trim that for you.
Memoria provides two callbacks:
setupElement– invoked when
localStoragehas found a value pertaining to the current custom element (
data-memoria-name). Should be used to setup your element visually based on the saved value;
eventFired– invoked when the user triggers the event (
data-memoria-event). Should be used to return the value you wish to save in
For an example of a custom element, please refer to