About Linux on the Web (LOTW)
The Question of state
The very first web browsers had no mechanism for persistent statefulness. Then, so-called cookies came around as a way to uniquely identify the visitors of websites and deliver custom content. In this way, login mechanisms could be devised to allow for merchants to take orders from their customers, among other applications.
Over time, there have been many mechanisms to allow for the persistence of end-user specific data. In 2011, Chrome released a file system API to allow for the usage of a local, sandboxed file system. Right around then, I first began to experiment with web development, and one of the questions swimming around my head must have been something like: If web domains have access to their own internal file systems, then what is the limit in terms of the user interfaces that put those file systems to use?