Backbone Local Storage & ldquo; Undefined is not a & rdquo;

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I am using Backbone.LocalStorage: http://jsfiddle.net/jiewmeng/grhz9/3/

$(function() {
    console.log(Backbone.LocalStorage); // undefined!!
    var Todo = Backbone.Model.extend({});
    var Todos = Backbone.Collection.extend({
        model: Todo,
        localStorage: new Backbone.LocalStorage("todos")
    });
});‚Äč

The 1st console.log() gives undefined. Then there an error at the localStorage: ... line

Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function

Expected since Backbone.LocalStorage is undefined but why?


The backbone.localStorage-min.js you're loading:

http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/backbone-localstorage.js/1.0/backbone.localStorage-min.js

looks like it is out of date and it doesn't define Backbone.LocalStorage at all. The version of backbone.localStorage-min.js that you are using defines window.Store rather than Backbone.LocalStorage. If you switch to that (http://jsfiddle.net/ambiguous/grhz9/5/):

var Todos = Backbone.Collection.extend({
    model: Todo,
    localStorage: new Store("todos")
});

then you can get past building your Todos collection. I don't know how well things will work when you actually try to use it though. "Sun Aug 14 2011 09:53:55 -0400" is pretty much forever-ago in internet time so that version is rather antique.

If you switch to the latest version from Github:

https://raw.github.com/jeromegn/Backbone.localStorage/master/backbone.localStorage-min.js

you'll see that there are a few differences in the JavaScript and everything will start working when you use new Backbone.LocalStorage('todos'):

http://jsfiddle.net/ambiguous/grhz9/4/