Nelson's log

Porn mode vs IndexedDB

I’m fond of testing my webapps in porn mode (aka incognito mode, private browsing, etc.) It’s a very convenient way to test a webapp starting from a blank slate.

Only, IndexedDB doesn’t work in private mode in any browser but Chrome. This breaks Dexie too. In Firefox you get an error

InvalidStateError A mutation operation was attempted on a database that did not allow mutations.

That’s too bad. It does work in Chrome; it acts like they store the database but then wipe it when the private session ends.