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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [v2] AJAX in views?
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 10:09:45 GMT
Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> El miĆ©, 19-10-2005 a las 09:52 +0100, Ross Gardler escribiĆ³:
> 
>>Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>>
>>>Hi all,
>>>
>>>lately I worked with AJAX and would like to support v2 with AJAX
>>>out-of-the-box. 
>>>
>>>WDYT?
>>
>>What is the use case?
> 
> 
> ATM no actual use case, but we can use it in e.g. the search contract
> and enable the google suggestions
> http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en. AJAX in general is really
> useful and I have tons of ideas around it. ;-)

I see it is exciting - but I'd rather finish what we started first (I 
just mean I don't have the time for that, but if you do, OK).

>>It seems to me that with this Forrest would be moving a long way from a 
>>publishing framework and becoming more like Cocoon itself, an 
>>application framework. But maybe I'm just bind to the use case.
> 
> 
> Hmm, IMO no. contracts are extra-content and/or extra-functionality.
> AJAX is just a way to update parts of the site on user interaction
> without having to reload the whole site.

OK, got that - good idea.

>>>There is a ajax-block in cocoon, which is the best way to incorporate
>>>this in existing structurer?
>>
>>We need Forms to be working first. 
> 
> 
> Why do you think so? 
> 
> Forms depend on AJAX (not the other way around, have a look at
> blocks.properties). 

Really! My mistake then.

>>>Or is it better to create a new plugin?
>>
>>If we make Forrest a Cocoon block then we get to use the Ajax block 
>>however we want.
>>
> 
> 
> Actually AJAX support is just linking a couple of jscripts by default in
> the view. Thinking about it the easiest way is to write a contract for
> that. 

Off you go then, I expect to see a cool demo tomorrow morning ;-)

Ross


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